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. Britain claimed the skeleton title for the second successive Winter Olympics after Amy Williams won gold at the 2010 Vancouver Games.
A reasonably late starter at the age of 20, Lizzy 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, Lizzy fell in love with sliding and has never looked back.
Following her success in the Olympics and the World Cup Lizzy completed a career grand slam in 2014/2015 by becoming European Champion in February 2015 and World Champion the following month.