Noelle Pikus-Pace wins silver medal, full Olympic results for Women’s Skeleton

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Noelle Pikus-Pace entered the final run of the Women’s Skeleton in second place. Pikus-Pace of Provo, Utah finished her fourth run with a time of 58.28to finish with a total time of 3:53.86 and claim a silver medal.

The 31-year-old mother of two has come back from a career threatening injury, a miscarriage and even retirement. After completing her run she jumped into the crowd to celebrate with her husband and children.

Elizabeth Yarnold, 25, of Great Britain entered the Olympics ranked No. 1 and she proved that to be true on Friday claiming the gold. She becomes the second straight British woman to win the event following behind the now-retired Amy Wiliams.

Elena Nikittina of Russia finished third to get the bronze.

Katie Uhlaender, 29, of Vail, Colorado finished the event fourth after starting the final round from the fifth spot.

Full Olympic Results for Women’s Skelton

Rank Country Name Total Time Time Behind
1 GBR Elizabeth YARNOLD 3:52.89 0.00
2 USA Noelle PIKUS-PACE 3:53.86 +0.97
3 RUS Elena NIKITINA 3:54.30 +1.41
4 USA Katie UHLAENDER 3:54.34 +1.45
5 RUS Olga POTYLITSINA 3:54.40 +1.51
6 RUS Maria ORLOVA 3:54.72 +1.83
7 CAN Sarah REID 3:54.73 +1.84
8 GER Anja HUBER 3:55.24 +2.35
9 AUT Janine FLOCK 3:56.03 +3.14
10 GER Sophia GRIEBEL 3:56.12 +3.23
=11 CAN Mellisa HOLLINGSWORTH 3:56.21 +3.32
=11 NZL Katharine EUSTACE 3:56.21 +3.32
13 GER Marion THEES 3:56.23 +3.34
=14 AUS Michelle STEELE 3:56.28 +3.39
=14 LAT Lelde PRIEDULENA 3:56.28 +3.39
16 GBR Shelley RUDMAN 3:56.47 +3.58
17 AUS Lucy CHAFFER 3:56.64 +3.75
18 SUI Marina GILARDONI 3:56.74 +3.85
19 JPN Nozomi KOMURO 3:57.76 +4.87
20 ROU Maria Marinela MAZILU 3:58.62 +5.73