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Olympic 100-meter hurdler Lolo Jones helped the US team win gold Sunday in the combined bobsled-skeleton. / Martin Meissner AP

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) - The United States team, including Olympic 100-meter hurdler Lolo Jones, won gold Sunday in the combined bobsled-skeleton team event at the world championships.

Jones was brakewoman for Elana Meyers in the women's bobsled portion of an event that also added times in two-man bobsled plus men's and women's skeleton.

The U.S. edged Germany by 0.24 seconds even though the Germans won three of four disciplines on the Olympia track.

But Noelle Pikus-Pace was 1.7 seconds faster than German rival Marion Thees in women's skeleton to lead the Americans to victory. Meyers and Jones were third fastest in women's bobsled.

Canada took bronze, 1.01 seconds behind the Americans' overall time of 4 minutes, 31.29 seconds.

Earlier Sunday, Francesco Friedrich of Germany became the youngest ever two-man bobsled world champion.



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