Skeleton
PyeongChang

Gold for stunning Lizzy Yarnold as fellow Briton Laura Deas takes bronze

Share this with
Copy
Share this article

Lizzy Yarnold

Image credit: Getty Images

ByAlex Chick
17/02/2018 at 13:18 | Updated 17/02/2018 at 14:46
@alex_eurosport

Lizzy Yarnold retained her Olympic skeleton title with a stunning performance at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, while fellow Briton Laura Deas claimed bronze.

Yarnold lay second after three of four runs, but produced an astonishing final leg of 51.46 to smash the track record and take victory by 0.45 seconds - a huge margin in a sport where medals are normally decided by hundredths.

Deas claimed her place on the podium when leader Janine Flock - the last to go - dropped to fourth with an error-strewn final run. Jacqueline Loelling won silver for Germany.

Skeleton

Olympic skeleton champion Yarnold recuperating after 'successful' back operation

17/07/2018 AT 16:33

Britain have now won the last three women's Olympic skeleton competitions, with Yarnold's successes at Sochi 2014 and PyeongChang 2018 following Amy Williams's success at Vancouver 2010. Deas becomes the fifth British woman to win a skeleton medal in five consecutive Winter Olympics. Alex Coomber won bronze at Salt Lake City 2002 and Shelley Rudman silver at Turin 2006 before the Team GB gold rush started.

The double success makes Saturday Britain's most successful day in Winter Olympic history, coming on the heels of Izzy Atkin's bronze in the Winter Olympic slopestyle.

[Women's Skeleton: Full results]

Related Topics
SkeletonPyeongChangLizzy YarnoldLaura Deas
Share this with
Copy
Share this article

Latest News

Skeleton

Loelling and Gassner complete German whitewash in Altenberg

01/03/2020 AT 12:25

Latest Videos

PyeongChang

Watch: How Dom Parsons won Team GB's first medal

00:01:39

Most popular

Transfers

Rashford 'got cold feet' during Barcelona talks - Euro Papers

YESTERDAY AT 10:46
View more