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Yarnold continues impressive return with World Cup silver

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Lizzy Yarnold continued her impressive return from a year out by finishing second in the Skeleton World Cup race in Lake Placid on Saturday.

The 28-year-old Olympic champion took silver behind Austria's Janine Flock, a result which saw her move to the top of the overall standings with two of the eight races completed.

Yarnold, who had to battle a snow-storm and temperatures pushing minus 20 celsius, said: "I'm chuffed with the silver medal today. Snowy conditions were tricky, but that's what winter sports are all about.

"After my year off, I'm glad to be back on the podium and I feel good about how I'm sliding two races in after a year off.

"Most of all I will take the positive out of the fact that I wasn't necessarily the fastest in training this week, but, come race day, something kicks in and I can bring it when it matters most."

Great Britain's four-man bobsleigh crew piloted by Lamin Deen finished in a creditable sixth place in a race won by Switzerland's Rico Peter.