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Canada's Mirela Rahneva wins gold at skeleton World Cup in Park City, Utah

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Mirela Rahneva, of Canada, competes in the women's World Cup skeleton race Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Park City, Utah. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jeff Swinger

PARK CITY, Utah — Canada's Mirela Rahneva won gold in the women's skeleton event Thursday at the Park City World Cup. 

The two-time Olympian from Ottawa had a two-run time of one minute 38.42 seconds. It was her fourth career World Cup victory.

Germany’s Tina Hermann took silver in 1:38.52 and Britain's Laura Deas picked up bronze in 1:38.55.

Calgary’s Jaclyn Laberge was 14th and Jane Channell of North Vancouver, B.C., was 19th.

Germany’s Christopher Grotheer won the men’s race in 1:36.26. South Korea’s Seunggi Jung took silver in 1:36.43 and Britain's Marcus Wyatt earned bronze in 1:36.63.

Calgary's Blake Enzie was 16th and Saskatoon’s Evan Neufeldt was 17th. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 1, 2022. 

The Canadian Press