MBE for Amy Williams in Queen’s Birthday Honours

10 June 2010

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games gold medallist Amy Williams said she is thrilled to be made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Amy struck gold in the skeleton at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.  She became Britain’s first individual gold medallist at an Olympic Winter Games for 30 years and the first British woman individual gold medallist for 58 years.

The 27-year-old University of Bath graduate, who trains at the University, said: “This is a huge honour and a privilege. I’m so proud. I was absolutely stunned and completely blown away when I heard.

“This really caps what has been an amazing few months since I returned from Vancouver. I’m really excited about going to Buckingham Palace. I can’t wait.”

Professor Glynis Breakwell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath, congratulated Amy. She said: “Congratulations to Amy from everyone at the University of Bath. She has been a terrific ambassador both for Great Britain and for the University of Bath.

“Seeing Amy bringing home gold from Vancouver was absolutely brilliant and this is a fitting testament to her achievements. I’m delighted for her.”

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