Winner Noelle Pikus-Pace, right, and second placed Katie Uhlaender, left, both of the U.S. celebrate on the podium after the finish in the women's Bob event at the FIBT Bob & Skeleton World Cup 2013, in Krasnaya Polyana resort, some 60 km east of Sochi, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Noelle Pikus-Pace and Katie Uhlaender took the top two spots in the season-ending skeleton World Cup race on Saturday, while Germany's Marion Thees finished with the overall title.
Pikus-Pace finished the two-run event in 1 minute, 58.91 seconds, 0.11 ahead of Uhlaender at Sanki Sliding Center, set to host the 2014 Winter Olympics next year.
Thees beat Anja Huber by four points for the title, taking two gold medals, two silvers and a bronze this season. Huber was third in Saturday's race, 0.87 back from Pikus-Pace.
It was Pikus-Pace's second victory and fifth consecutive podium finish in World Cup events. Uhlaender finished third overall in the standings, 98 points behind Thees.