Skeleton - Yarnold set for return to Koenigssee

Lizzy Yarnold will return to where it all began as the World Cup circuit moves to Koenigssee and 12 months on from her debut she's determined not to underperform.

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Lizzie Yarnold

Yarnold made her World Cup bow at the German track little less than a year ago, finishing 14th before going on to claim two wins from the next three races.

In between Yarnold won gold at the Junior World Championships while at the senior World Championships she was the best Brit on the way to taking bronze.

That is a standing that Yarnold has maintained so far on her first full World Cup season completing 12 months on the circuit by sitting second in the overall rankings.

Ahead of round seven in Koenigssee Yarnold has ranked no lower than ninth, picked up silver and bronze at Park City and Whistler respectively and finished fourth last time out in Altenberg.

And, with her maiden World Cup performance in Koenigssee last January in mind, Yarnold insists she isn't prepared to finish as low as 14th again.

"Koenigssee was my debut World Cup race this time last year where I placed 14th. That was the only World Cup result where I've finished outside the top ten so I can see how far I've come in such a short period," said Yarnold.

"I just plan to go for it and hold nothing back. It's a fun track with four swooping corners, which make you feel like you're flying. But the focus for this year is still the World Championships and the World Cup race in Sochi ahead of the Winter Olympics."

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