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Katie Uhlaender captures worlds gold

Updated: February 24, 2012, 3:50 PM ET
Associated Press

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Katie Uhlaender has some peace of mind at last. All it took was four solid runs on her trusty skeleton sled.

Two years after a disappointing Vancouver Olympics, Uhlaender won at the skeleton world championships Friday on Mount Van Hoevenberg.

"Honestly, this race was for me about breaking the curse," said Uhlaender, who finished 11th at Whistler. "This is my moment. This is the way the Olympics should have been. I finally wasn't bitter anymore."

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