Maya Pedersen of Switzerland becomes an Olympic champion for the first time, securing gold in the women's skeleton competition. Pedersen finishes in 1:59.83 to claim Switzerland's first gold at these Games. Shelley Rudman of Great Britain, finishes 1.23 seconds after the winning time, settling for silver. Canadian Mellisa Hollingsworth takes the bronze medal home. Skeleton Women's Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Maya Pedersen (SUI), Shelley Rudman (GBR), M. Hollingsworth-Richards (CAN).