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Deas takes bronze at St Moritz skeleton World Cup

Laura Deas says clinching her second medal of the skeleton World Cup was the perfect way to end a memorable week in St Moritz, Switzerland.

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THE OLYMPIC ROUND UP: A WEEK IN REVIEW

British skeleton head coach Eric Bernotas praised his sliders for once again rising to the challenge at the fourth World Cup event of the season...

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Yarnold breaks Königssee duck with comfortable victory

Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold admitted victory in the fourth World Cup race of the season was particularly sweet after finally tasting...

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Yarnold takes silver on World Cup return

Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold says she was delighted to claim a podium spot after finishing second on her return to racing at the Worl...

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Fit-again Yarnold returns to World Cup fold in Altenberg

Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold has her eyes firmly on more medals after returning to the team for the opening World Cup of 2015 in Altenberg, Ge...

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Medal Record

Sochi 2014
  • 1 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze

Biography

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Lizzy Yarnold won Great Britain's first gold medal of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics after dominating the women's skeleton from start to finish. Yarnold, 25, produced a solid final run to finish 0.97 seconds ahead of Noelle Pikus-Pace of United States. Britain claimed the skeleton title for the second successive Winter Olympics after Amy Williams won gold at the 2010 Vancouver Games. It is Britain's second medal in Sochi and 10th gold in Winter Games history.

A reasonably late starter at the age of 20, Lizzy Yarnold first started participating in Skeleton after applying for the UK Sport and EIS Talent ID Campaign, Girls4Gold where she was spotted as having huge potential in the sport. Despite having never done it before, Yarnold fell in love with sliding and has never looked back.

Her first major result came at the 2012 World Championships in Lake Placid, placing above former Olympic medallists to claim bronze and thus confirming her potential in the sport.

Since then, she finished the 2012/2013 season ranked ninth in the world having won two of the four World Cup’s she had entered.

Yarnold has continued her impressive form into the 2013/14 season, retaining the coveted yellow vest of the overall World Cup winner throughout the season.  She has reached the podium in every race, winning a total of four gold medals, one silver and one bronze medal. An incredible achievement.

Yarnold will be hoping to continue this form into the Sochi 2014 Olympics, where she will be looking to recreate the successes of her friend and Vancouver 2010 Gold medallist Amy Williams.