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Double gold for Britain’s Lizzie Yarnold


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  • Lizzie Yarnold became double Olympic champion by winning second gold medal
  • Skeleton champion, 29, from Sochi is now the most decorated Winter Olympian 
  • She shouted: ‘Oh my god, oh my god,’ when she saw her record times appear  

Lizzie Yarnold became a double Olympic wocrld champion tonight winning a spectacular second gold medal to go with the other gold she won four years ago. 

The skeleton champion from Sochi held on her crown with a dramatic last run of the event to blast into the record books.

The 29-year-old is now Britain’s most decorated Winter Olympian with gold medals in two successive competitions.

Lizzie shouted; ‘Oh My God, Oh My God!,’ when she saw her record time.

The skeleton champion from Sochi held on her crown with a dramatic last run of the event to blast into the record books

The 29-year-old is now Britain’s most decorated Winter Olympian with gold medals in two successive competitions

The 29-year-old is now Britain’s most decorated Winter Olympian with gold medals in two successive competitions

And she leapt with joy and hugged her team-mates as she got off the ice to claim her victory.

And the crowd screamed with delight as she was declared winner at the Pyeongchang Olympic Sliding Centre.  

Her parents Judith and Clive Yarnold and husband James Roche were in the audience to cheer her on.

They were among a group of a dozen family and friends who had traveled to Kirea to support her.

The defending Winter Olympics champion was diagnosed last year with a vestibular disorder which can leave her disorientated when travelling under high speeds. 

That appeared to be in play on Friday night when she broke the track record to go top after one run and then needed assistance to walk from the ice.   

And she leapt with joy and hugged her team-mates as she got off the ice to claim her victory

And she leapt with joy and hugged her team-mates as she got off the ice to claim her victory

British team-mate Laura Deas claimed bronze by 0.02secs as Britain won two medals in the same event for the first time in Winter Olympics history.

It makes Yarnold is the first Briton to retain an Olympic title. 

Vancouver Olympics skeleton gold medal winner Amy Williams said: ‘Mentally Lizzy Yarnold is so tough! She knows how to win. 

Laura Deas thought she had lost it. There is going to be a big party in Team GB tonight!’ 



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