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Canada's Mirela Rahneva wins first-ever World Cup skeleton bronze medal

Janine Flock, of Austria, competes in the women's skeleton World Cup race on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, in Lake Placid, N.Y.
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December 17, 2016 - 2:30 PM

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Canada's Mirela Rahneva captured her first-ever World Cup skeleton bronze medal Saturday.

Rahneva, of Ottawa, finished third with a time of one minute 50.92 seconds. Austrian Janine Flock earned the gold medal in 1:49.77 at Mount Van Hoevenberg.

Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold of Britain was second in 1:50.58 in snowy conditions.

Flock broke the track record by posting a time of 54.84 seconds in her first run. The previous mark was 55.04 seconds set in 2015 by American Savannah Graybill.

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With files from The Associated Press

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