UK golden girl in Winter Olympics

Lizzy Yarnold: Gold medal winner

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.

Great viewing.                                                                                                                                     

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GB’s other eight ‘winter’ golds:

1924: Men/curling

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

2002: Women/curling


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