O'Shea wins skeleton World Cup gold for United States

BY foxsports • January 8, 2016

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) Annie O'Shea of the United States won the first World Cup skeleton gold medal of her career Friday, edging Switzerland's Marina Gilardoni by just less than one-tenth of a second at Mount Van Hoevenberg.

O'Shea's two-run time was 1 minute, 50.34 seconds. Gilardoni finished second in 1:50.43, and Britain's Laura Deas was third in 1:50.59. World Cup leader Tina Hermann of Germany was fourth.

O'Shea's only other World Cup medal was a silver at La Plagne, France on Dec. 10, 2011. She's the first American woman to medal on the circuit since Noelle Pikus-Pace won gold at Konigssee in the 2013-14 series finale.

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