Skeleton

Justin Piercy - Saturday Jan. 4, 2014 10:14 ET

Sarah Reid wins skeleton World Cup bronze

Canadian earns 2nd medal of the season

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Canada's Sarah Reid, shown in this file photo, finished on the podium in Winterberg, Germany on Saturday. (Rick Bowmer/Associated Press)

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Canada's Sarah Reid slid to her second World Cup podium finish of the season, scoring a bronze medal on Saturday in Winterberg, Germany.

Elizabeth Yarnold of Great Britain took gold with a combined two-run time of one minute 57.53 seconds, American Noelle Pikus-Pace was 0.57 seconds back for silver, and Reid finished 0.96 behind Yarnold.

Reid, of Calgary, now sits in fourth-place in the overall World Cup standings.

“I’m really happy with today. I had two good pushes and my runs were smooth,” Reid said. “I’ve had some up and down results in Winterberg so to be back on the podium is important for me.

"This is a bit of a lucky track because weather plays such a huge factor and the track always deteriorates.”

Mellisa Hollingsworth of Eckville, Alta,. tied for sixth with a time of 1:58.73, while Calgary's Robynne Thompson was 2.36 seconds behind the leader, finishing in 17th place.

The bronze was Reid's second medal of the World Cup season, adding to another bronze she picked up in Park City, Utah in December.

“It is a big deal for me to get back on the podium on a European track,” Reid said. “The end goal is obviously to be on the podium in Sochi, but the lead up is very important for me.

"Knowing I'm having success along the way and that I'm exactly where I want to be with my pushes and sliding is a confidence booster for me.”

 

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