Sarah Reid of Canada edges teammate Mellisa Hollingsworth for WC gold

Associated Press

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Sarah Reid of Calgary has won the women's skeleton World Cup race at Mount Van Hoevenberg, edging teammate Mellisa Hollingsworth.

Reid finished the three-heat race in two minutes 47.70 seconds. She was just 0.03 seconds ahead of Hollingsworth, the reigning world champion from Eckville, Alta.

Marion Thees of Germany took the bronze. Katie Uhlaender of the United States finished fifth, a half-second behind after posting the fastest time in Friday's lone heat.

Reid beat Hollingsworth by the same margin — 0.01 — in each heat to win the first World Cup medal of her career. Her best previous finish was sixth. The first two runs were held Thursday.

Martins Dukurs of Latvia won the gold medal in the men's event earlier Friday, edging brother Tomass by 0.08.

Alexander Tretiakov of Russia won the bronze, 0.17 behind the winner.

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