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Austria's Flock takes skeleton World Cup as Britain's Yarnold wins final round


SOCHI, Russia — Austria's Janine Flock won the women's overall skeleton World Cup title with a blistering time on her last slide on Saturday as Britain's Lizzy Yarnold took the race win.

Flock came to Sochi as the standings leader, but looked set to lose out by placing 10th after an error-strewn first run.

However, Flock moved up to fourth on her second run to hold off her title rivals Yarnold and Germany's Tina Hermann, becoming the first Austrian woman to win an overall World Cup skeleton title.

Exactly a year after winning Olympic gold for Britain on the same track, Yarnold won the race by 0.04 seconds from Russia's Maria Orlova.

German veteran Anja Huber took third, 0.35 seconds down in her last World Cup before retirement.

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