Agence France-Presse

Lizzy Yarnold retained her Olympic skeleton title and secured Britain’s first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Saturday, as team-mate Laura Deas took bronze.

Yarnold outstripped Germany’s Jacqueline Loelling by 0.45sec after a blistering final run of 51.46sec, celebrating wildly when the last runner, Austria’s Janine Flock, finished out of the medals.

Britain’s Dom Parsons took bronze in the men’s event a day earlier.

Rival teams had questioned the legality of Britain’s innovative, drag-reducing skinsuits, but Olympic officials said they had been checked and cleared for use.

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