Lizzy Yarnold wins skeleton gold at Sochi Winter Olympics

  • 14 February 2014
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Lizzy Yarnold on the moment she won gold

Lizzy Yarnold has won Great Britain's first gold at the Sochi Winter Olympics after taking the skeleton title.

The 25-year-old led after each of the four rounds, even setting a track record on her third run.

She finished a cool 0.97 seconds ahead of silver medallist Noelle Pikus-Pace from the United States.

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"It is unexplainable. I am sure it won't sink in for another few days," Lizzy said.

"I have worked so hard to get into this position and I am just so proud that my dreams have come true. I always have high expectations of myself."

Lizzy's gold is only Team GB's 10th in the history of the Winter Olympics.

It takes Team GB's Sochi medal count to two, after Jenny Jones' bronze medal in the snowboard slopestyle.

Great Britain also won gold in the women's skeleton event at the last Winter Olympics in 2010.