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Lizzy Yarnold

Lizzy Yarnold
Skeleton GBR

Lizzy Yarnold

Lizzy Yarnold
  • Birth date 10/31/1988
  • Birthplace Maidstone
  • Residence Bath
  • Height/Weight 5'8"/ 175 lbs
  • Olympics 2014

Biography

Yarnold, who grew up as a competitive track and field heptathlete, did not start sliding until the age of 20. By 25, she was the Olympic skeleton champion for Great Britain, winning in Sochi by nearly a full second over American Noelle Pikus-Pace.
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Getting to know Lizzy Yarnold

1

Yarnold first dreamed of winning an Olympic gold medal when she watch British heptathlon champion Denise Lewis at the 2000 Games.

2

She got married in 2016.

3

Her parents run a bed and breakfast in England.

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