"The Russians are obviously going to be very strong as they have home advantage and have done hundreds more runs than any athletes out there," said the Bath-based slider.
"Both American athletes [
and Katie Uhlaender] competed really well in the World Cup last year then of course there's [British team-mate and world champion]
- but again anything can happen on the day.
"I'm in great form at the moment with the push start as well as the sliding, and I am completely where I always planned I would be at this moment - so I'm just focusing on myself."
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony takes place on 7 February, with Yarnold and Rudman beginning their campaigns on 13 February with the first two runs. The third and fourth runs will take place on 14 February.
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