Last Friday, Lizzy Yarnold (25) won GB’s first gold medal of the 2014 Winter Olympics, and only their tenth ever on snow/ice. After producing a brilliant final run, she finished 0.97 seconds ahead of USA’s Noelle Pikus-Pace in the women’s skeleton bob.
Lizzy follows in the footsteps of her current landlady Amy Williams, who won this event in Vancouver 2010.
GB’s other eight ‘winter’ golds:
1936: Men/ice hockey
1952: Jeannette Altwegg/figure skating
1964: Tony Nash & Robin Dixon/two-man bobsleigh
1976: John Curry/figure skating
1980: Robin Cousins/figure skating
1984: Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean/figure skating