Lizzy Yarnold

02 January 2014

Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association ImagesSport: Skeleton
Date and place of Birth: 31 October 1988, Maidstone, Kent


Sledging since the age of 19, Lizzy has been hurtling down the track on her sled ‘Mervyn’ to great effect, securing first place in her first official race in 2010 and memorably winning Olympic gold at Sochi 2014.

A former heptathlete, Lizzy made the transition to skeleton through the Girls4Gold talent identification scheme and has gone on to enjoy an outstanding career in the sport, winning both the World and European Championships in 2015 to add to her Olympic gold and overall World Cup success the previous year.

After taking a break from skeleton in 2016, she returned to the international circuit in 2017 and won a bronze medal at the World Championships.

Lizzy, who is part of Team Bath’s Athlete Forum, says: “We train hard in the fantastic facilities at the STV, and through the Forum I aim to help continue the level of excellence in facilities and community that we have.”

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Key achievements:

2012 – World Championships bronze medal.

2014 – Winter Olympic Games gold medal, Sochi; overall World Cup champion.

2015 – World Championships gold medal; European Championships gold medal.

2017 – World Championships bronze medal.

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