Lizzy Yarnold capped her comeback from a year out by winning a bronze medal at the Skeleton World Championships in Germany.
The 28-year-old Olympic champion moved up from fourth place overnight to finish third behind Germans Jacqueline Lolling and Tina Hermann.
Yarnold, who had opted to miss last season in the wake of her triumph in Sochi, is focused on retaining her Olympic crown in South Korea next year.
Yarnold's Great Britain team-mate Laura Deas finished 10th in a race reduced to three runs due to bad weather.
A year to the day after winning gold in the women's skeleton at the Winter Olympics, Lizzy Yarnold once again shone on the same Sochi track to win the final World Cup event of the season.
The 26-year-old slider, Britain's only gold medallist at the Games in Russia 12 months ago, edged out home hope Maria Orlova by just 0.04 seconds.
Despite winning her fifth World Cup gold medal this season, it wan't enough for Yarnold to retain her overall crown, with Austria's Janine Flock taking that title.
British Olympic hero Lizzy Yarnold has claimed her second victory of the current World Cup skeleton season in Konigssee, Germany.
The British slider completed her two runs in one minute 44.24 seconds, a comfortable 0.71 seconds ahead of second-placed German Anja Huber.
Yarnold, 26, started the season with victory in Lake Placid but was forced to miss the following race in Calgary after experiencing dizzy spells. She returned to form by taking silver last week in Altenberg.
"I think eventually I've learned to relax on this track," Yarnold said. "It's taken me six years and I've eventually got it!"
Gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold has said she is "proud" after it was revealed she would carry the flag for Great Britain at the Sochi Winter Olympics closing ceremony.
Gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold will carry the flag for Great Britain at Sunday's closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
The 25-year-old dominated the women's skeleton event, setting two track records on her way to victory on day seven of the Games, on 14th February.
Lizzy Yarnold might have delivered Winter Olympic gold in Sochi on Friday night - but her skeleton win was not first-class as far as the Royal Mail is concerned.
The Royal Mail has confirmed Yarnold will not be granted the honour of a golden postbox in her home town of Sevenoaks, Kent, despite pulling out their paintbrushes for every one of the British gold medallists at London 2012.
The Royal Mail said the tribute was a "one-off gesture" intended for British athletes who won gold in their home Olympics at London 2012.
British Olympian Lizzie Yarnold has said she her gold medal win is "just beginning to sink in".
She told ITV News her win was not just hers, but it belonged to her team, her family and the whole of Team GB and the country. She said:
"I can't wait to share it with everyone, with my nan, and my family and everyone back in the UK."
British Olympian Lizzy Yarnold has tweeted her joy at claiming gold in the women's skeleton event at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Pupils at St Michael's School in Otford, Kent joined in the celebrations for Lizzy Yarnold's gold medal win in the Sochi skeleton - although there were some nervous moments before she crossed the line.
Lizzy Yarnold was ecstatic after winning the women's skeleton event - Britain's first gold at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Ms Yarnold was plainly delighted at her victory, and received a congratulatory kiss from her boyfriend.