Yarnold wins Britain's first gold at Sochi
Britain's Lizzy Yarnold takes part in a training session for the women's skeleton at the Sanki Sliding Centre in Rosa Khutor on February 8, 2014 during the Sochi Winter OlympicsL - by Leon Neal
The 25-year-old, who led the event after the two opening runs, produced two more consistent rounds to clock a combined time of 3min 52.89sec to finish 0.97sec ahead of second-placed Noelle Pikus-Pace of the United States.
In her third heat, Yarnold, who repeated the triumph at the 2010 Vancouver Games of compatriot Amy Williams, set a new track record with a time of 57.91sec.
Russia's 2013 European champion Elena Nikitina was third with a time of 3:54.30.