Saturday, 17 February 2018

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics: Lizzy Yarnold retained her skeleton title



Lizzy Yarnold retained her skeleton title and Laura Deas claimed bronze on Great Britain's most successful day at a Winter Olympics.

 
It took the British medal count on Saturday to three, after Izzy Atkin claimed a ski slopestyle bronze.
But short-track speed skating medal hope Elise Christie fell in the 1500m.

Yarnold, 29, having won gold at Sochi 2014, becomes the first Briton to retain a Winter Games title and also the first skeleton athlete to do so.


"Honestly, after the last few years the aim was to get to the Olympics, I wasn't thinking about medals," Yarnold told BBC Radio 5 live.


"But to achieve that is the stuff of dreams, as is sharing the podium with Laura, who's been amazing."





BBC     News.