Laura Deas, from Great Britain, makes her final run during the women's skeleton competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Lizzy Yarnold's second successive gold and a bronze for team mate Laura Deas underlined Britain's extraordinary dominance of Olympic women's skeleton racing Saturday -- all the more extraordinary as the country does not boast a single track.British women have medalled at every skeleton event since the sport was reintroduced to the Games in 2002, with the country' men finally getting their first in the sport since 1948 via Dom Parsons Thursday."It makes sure that we are detailed in selecting the right athletes," Holdcroft said, who added that British sliders have, remarkably, only around three hours of actual sliding time on the ice per season.Instead, they use a roller-coaster like track on which to practice the crucial fast start to shave off time in an Olympic sport measured in hundredths of seconds.
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