Lizzy Yarnold to carry flag at Olympics closing ceremony

  • 22 February 2014
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Gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold will carry the flag for Great Britain at Sunday's closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Lizzy dominated the women's skeleton event at the Games, setting two track records on her way to victory.

"I came to these Games with the goal of competing to the best of my ability, doing my country proud, and supporting my team-mates across all of Team GB," she says. "To have been selected for this honour is so far beyond anything I could have ever imagined."

Lizzy is the fourth Team GB athlete in a row to get a medal in this event, following Alex Coomber (2002), Shelley Rudman (2006) and Amy Williams (2010).