The first two runs of women’s skeleton went really well for U.S. competitors Noelle Pikus-Pace and Katie Uhlaender, as they took second and fourth place respectively. The final two runs can be seen here beginning at 10:20 a.m. ET:
They might be hard-pressed to catch leader Yizzy Yarnold of Great Britain, so gold might be a long shot for Pikus-Pace and Uhlaender. If Yarnold holds on, she’ll give Great Britain two consecutive gold medals in women’s skeleton, as Amy Williams won it all in 2010.
Both Pikus-Pace and Uhlaender bring inspirational stories into Sochi. Uhlaender is racing in memory of her father while Pikus-Pace faced tragedies and briefly retired to spend time with her family but couldn’t give up the sport that she loves.