26 Facts About Lizzy Yarnold

1. Lizzy Yarnold is simply the best in the world right now at the terrifying-looking skeleton.

2. Lizzy Yarnold was the day's top British performer, eclipsing Shelley Rudman, the skeleton world champion, who struggled with the fast technical course and ended the day in 11th place.

3. Lizzy Yarnold clocked a track record of 51.46 to lead by a commanding fashion and Flock floundered, relinquishing her spot on the podium to spark jubilant celebrations among a sizeable British contingent at the Olympic Sliding Centre.

4. Lizzy Yarnold trailed by 0.10 overnight after complaining of being dizzy, but cut the deficit as overnight leader Jacqueline Loelling of Germany slipped back to third place after the third run.

5. Lizzy Yarnold is known by other members of the British skeleton squad as 'She-Ra'.

6. Lizzy Yarnold often listens to grime music to motivate her before her races.

7. Lizzy Yarnold has have thousand of fans and supporters in England.

8. Lizzy Yarnold was a member of the GB squad that finished seventh at the 2013 World Championships.

9. Lizzy Yarnold became the most successful ever British Winter Olympic athlete when she defended her skeleton title at PyeongChang 2018.

10. Lizzy Yarnold lists her hobbies as knitting and listening to The Archers.

11. Lizzy Yarnold was a keen athlete, competing in javelin and shot put.

12. Lizzy Yarnold has won a second successive women's skeleton gold medal and become the first Briton to defend a Winter Olympics title.

13. Lizzy Yarnold is the most decorated British Winter Olympian - above Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, and Jeanette Altwegg - who have one gold medal and one bronze each in figure skating.

14. Lizzy Yarnold is married to her sled co-designer and McLaren engineer James Roche.

15. Lizzy Yarnold is a double Olympic, World and European Champion in skeleton racing.

16. Lizzy Yarnold eventually secured the World Cup Championship at the last race of the season in Konigssee [1] and the Olympic gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, ahead of Pikus-Pace by 0.97 seconds.

17. Lizzy Yarnold addressed the issue that has stubbornly refused to go away during the past week in Pyeongchang: Team GB's use of game-changing skinsuits to reduce drag and improve aerodynamic performance, as first revealed by the Guardian.

18. Lizzy Yarnold is a British skeleton racer competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

19. Lizzy Yarnold is quite active on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

20. Lizzy Yarnold became the first Briton to successfully defend a Winter Olympics title.

21. Lizzy Yarnold was inducted as the Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to skeleton racing.

22. Lizzy Yarnold eventually secured the World Cup Championship at the last race of the season in Konigssee and the Olympic gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

23. Lizzy Yarnold was chosen as the flag bearer for Great Britain at the Pyeongchang opening ceremony.

24. Lizzy Yarnold was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to skeleton racing.

25. Lizzy Yarnold eventually secured the World Cup Championship at the last race of the season in Konigssee and the Olympic gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, ahead of Pikus-Pace by 0.97 seconds.

26. Lizzy Yarnold was the flag bearer for Great Britain at the Pyeongchang opening ceremony.