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

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