Team GB's Lizzy Yarnold was once again fastest in her fifth and final official training run on Wednesday as she completed preparations for her crack at Olympic skeleton glory.
The 25-year-old from Sevenoaks finished 0.44 seconds clear of second-fastest Anja Huber of Germany, before electing not to take part in the sixth and final heat.
Yarnold finished fastest in four of the five official heats in which she was involved, strengthening her status as Great Britain's best bet for a Winter Olympic gold medal in over a quarter of a century.
Yarnold's World Cup rival Noelle Pikus-Pace once again opted not to take part in training on Wednesday, although US team officials stressed her decision was not injury-related.
Yarnold and team-mate Shelley Rudman will undertake the first two of their four race runs on Thursday afternoon, with the competition set to culminate in the final two runs on Friday.
Woods ready to go
Meanwhile, despite admitting he is "not 100 per cent" after suffering an injury in training last week, James Woods is determined to give his all in Thursday's men's ski slopestyle.
Sheffield-born Woods had been one of the favourites to earn a medal for Britain in Sochi, but injured his hip following a fall last Friday and was unable to train over the weekend as a precaution.
The 22-year-old was able to practice normally in the final training session on Wednesday and is keen on making his mark at the event, which is making its debut at a Games, despite being short of full fitness.
"(The injury) happened on the course about a week ago," he explained. "It was a run of bad decisions from myself and rather than landing smoothly I took a bit of a slam.
"I'm not 100 per cent and certain motions do hurt but everyone is carrying something and this is a gnarly sport to do. It's never going to be perfect, you just have to do the best you can to perform as well as you can.
"Slopestyle is an extreme sport and everyone accepts the risk when they drop in and I'm not blaming anything else or anyone else but myself."
Another injury victim, short track skater Jack Whelbourne has still not decided whether he is fit enough to take part in Thursday's 1000 metres heats in Sochi.
The 22-year-old from Nottingham injured his ankle when he fell to the ice in the 1500m final at the Iceberg Skating Palace on Monday.
Whelbourne has been working in the pool and on the bike but he has not yet had his skates on and an update from the British Olympic Association on Wednesday revealed that Team GB medical team are continuing to monitor his progress.
Where will Lizzy Yarnold finish in the women's skeleton in Sochi?
Out of the medals