Lizzy Yarnold wins gold in Sochi

Fans of Lizzy Yarnold celebrate her win

Fans of Lizzy Yarnold celebrate her win

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Britain's Lizzy Yarnold won gold after dominating the women's skeleton from start to finish in the Sochi this afternoon.

The 25-year-old, from Sevenoaks, in Kent, finished 0.97 seconds ahead of Noelle Pikus-Pace of United States.

Britain claimed the skeleton title for the second successive Winter Olympics after Amy Williams won gold at the 2010 Vancouver Games.

It is Britain's second medal in Sochi and 10th gold in Winter Games history.

Britain's reigning world champion Shelley Rudman, who won silver at the 2006 Olympics, finished 16th.

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