Who is Lizzy Yarnold and when will she defend her title at the Winter Video games?

LIZZY YARNOLD turned a family identify in 2014 when she gained a gold meal at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Since the final Video games, the 29-yr-previous has had combined fortunes in her profession however has certified for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics to defend her title.

 Yarnold has also won the European Championships and World Championships

Yarnold has additionally gained the European Championships and World Championships

Who is Lizzy Yarnold?

YARNOLD is a British skeleton racer from Sevenoaks in Kent. 

The 29-yr-previous hit the headlines in 2014 when she gained the skeleton gold medal at Sochi Winter Olympics turning into the second British athlete in row to win the occasion.

Initially a heptathlete, she attended a UK Sport's Girls4Gold expertise search and was put ahead for skeleton.

How did she win the gold medal at Sochi 2014?

YARNOLD gained Nice Britian's solely gold medal of the Sochi Winter Olympics on February, four 2014. 

The Group GB athlete dominated the occasion from the begin at end zero.87 seconds forward of the USA's Noelle Pikus-Tempo.

The gold medal was Nice Britain's second in a row in the occasion with Amy Williams profitable gold at he 2010 Vancouver Video games.

 Lizzy Yarnold won the skeleton gold medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics

Lizzy Yarnold gained the skeleton gold medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics

What are her biggest achievements so far?

SHE started competing in 2010 and gained the junior World title and turned a bronze medallist in the senior World Championships in 2012. 

Apart from her Winter Olympic gold medal, Yarnold gained the European Championships and World Championships inside a month of one another in 2015.

Throughout the World Championships at Winterberg, Germany she broke the course document twice.

 Lizzy Yarnold is set to defend her gold medal at the 2018 PyeongChang games

Lizzy Yarnold is set to defend her gold medal at the 2018 PyeongChang video games

How have her preparations for the 2018 Video games been going?

IN September 2015, Yarnold introduced she would take a yr-lengthy break as a consequence of burnout. 

After taking a yr-lengthy sabbatical – during which she additionally obtained married to lengthy-time period companion James Roche – she began competing once more.

In the run as much as the 2018 video games, Yarnold has struggled to seek out type – coming twenty third in Canada and thirteenth in Winterberg at the World Cup races.

Throughout the 2017/18 World Cup season, the 29-yr-previous solely managed to make the podium as soon as, ending third at the opening occasion of the season in Lake Placid.

Following the dangerous run of type, she completed ninth general, with fellow workforce GB athlete Laura Deas ending seventh.

When was it introduced that she was a part of Group GB?

On January, 22 it was introduced that Yarnold was one in every of 4 athletes chosen to symbolize Workforce GB in the skeleton at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

Yarnold will be competing alongside Laura Deas, who will be representing Nice Britain at her first Winter Olympics.

Jerry Rice and Dom Parsons will symbolize Workforce GB in the males's competitors.

 Lizzy Yarnold has struggled in the run-up to the 2018 Games

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Lizzy Yarnold has struggled in the run-as much as the 2018 Video games

When will she be competing?

The ladies's competitors begins on Monday, February 12 for the coaching heats.

The heats will begin on Friday, February sixteen with Warmth 1 beginning at eleven.20am UK time.

The ultimate two heats will be held the day after, with the last warmth and gold medal being determined from 12.30pm UK time.

LIZZY YARNOLD turned a family identify in 2014 when she gained a gold meal at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

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