Yarnold wins WC skeleton race, Rudman takes title



CALGARY (AP) — Britain’s Elizabeth Yarnold won the final race of the women’s World Cup skeleton season Thursday, and countrywoman Shelley Rudman took the overall season title.

Canada’s Amy Gough finished tied for third in the race with Rudman, who gained enough points to move past Marion Thees of Germany and take the crystal globe.

Anja Huber of Germany was second.

Katie Uhlaender of Breckenridge, Colo., was eighth and Annie O’Shea of Port Jefferson Station, N.Y., was ninth.

Rudman, the 2010 Olympic silver medalist, was runner-up to the World Cup champion the previous three seasons.

Yarnold posted a two-run time of 1 minute, 55.93 seconds on the Canada Olympic Park track for her second win of this season. Huber was just over half a second back in 1:56.47.