Yarnold intent on chasing place in Olympic record books

09 October 2014 / 14:13

Lizzy Yarnold insists she has plenty more to achieve on the ice, including making history as the first person ever to defend an Olympic skeleton title at the 2018 Winter Games.

Yarnold etched herself into the record books last season claiming a British best seven podium finishes on the way to the 2013-2014 World Cup title.

She followed that up by winning Great Britain’s one and only gold medal of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi as part of a total haul of four for the team.

It continued a remarkable run for British skeleton who have now secured a medal in each of the six Olympic Games the sport has featured in, dating back to 1928 and includes Amy Williams’ gold at Vancouver 2010.

But Yarnold, 25, intends to add to that tradition further by successfully defending her Olympic crown in PyeongChang. 

"No-one has won a gold medal twice in skeleton and I thought that would be amazing to do," said Yarnold, who begins her season at Lake Placid, New York in December.

"It's nice to be able to draw from the experience of winning gold in Sochi, which was one of the greatest moments of my life, but that's not the end.

"I'm not going to rest on my laurels and will keep trying to get better."

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