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Mormons in the Olympics: Pikus-Pace takes silver in women's skeleton

Published: Thursday, Sept. 3 2015 5:43 p.m. MDT

Noelle Pikus-Pace of the United States hugs her husband, Janson Pace, and children, Traycen, left, and Lacee, right, after she won the silver medal during the women's skeleton competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (Michael Sohn, ASSOCIATED PRESS) Noelle Pikus-Pace of the United States hugs her husband, Janson Pace, and children, Traycen, left, and Lacee, right, after she won the silver medal during the women's skeleton competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (Michael Sohn, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Noelle Pikus-Pace took the silver medal in the women’s skeleton competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Friday.

Each competitor gets four turns down the course and the one with the lowest combined time is the winner.

The 31-year-old Eagle Mountain, Utah, resident’s total time was 3 minutes, 53.86 seconds. The gold medal went to Elizabeth Yarnold of Great Britain, whose total time was 3:52.89 seconds.

Pikus-Pace, who is Mormon, came in fourth in the 2010 Vancouver Games.

Men’s skeleton

Canada’s Eric Neilson was 12th after the first two men’s skeleton runs Friday. His combined time for the first two runs is 1:54.42 seconds.

The final two runs are scheduled for Saturday.

Noelle Pikus-Pace of the United States starts her third run during the women's skeleton competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (Natacha Pisarenko, AP) Noelle Pikus-Pace of the United States starts her third run during the women's skeleton competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (Natacha Pisarenko, AP)

Competing this weekend

Alpine’s Chris Fogt is expected to push for pilot Cory Butner in the two-man bobsled for the United States.

Australia’s Torah Bright is scheduled to competing in the snowboard cross races.

Click here for a list of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints competing in Sochi.

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