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U.S. gets 2nd, 3rd at skeleton World Cup

Updated: December 10, 2011, 1:30 PM ET
Associated Press

No American woman had reached a World Cup skeleton medals podium in nearly three years, a drought that finally ended in the snowy mountains of France on Saturday.

For good measure, it ended twice.

Annie O'Shea took the silver medal and Katie Uhlaender won the bronze at La Plagne on Saturday, a breakthrough finish for an American program that's trying to build momentum for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Uhlaender is a former two-time World Cup overall champion, but O'Shea is a second-year ...

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