GB’s Yarnold Wins Skeleton Gold. The brilliant athlete retained her gold. Laura Deas claimed bronze in PyeongChang. It was Great Britain’s most successful day at a Winter Olympics.
It took the British medal count on Saturday to three. This was after Izzy Atkin claimed a ski slopestyle bronze.
But short-track speed skating medal hope Elise Christie crashed in the 1500m and was taken to hospital.
Yarnold, 29, is the first Briton to retain a Winter Games title and also the first skeleton athlete to do so.
Yarnold told BBC Radio live: Honestly, after the last few years the aim was to get to the Olympics. I wasn’t thinking about medals.” The athlete also won gold at Sochi 2014
“But to achieve that is the stuff of dreams, as is sharing the podium with Laura, who’s been amazing.”
Yarnold went into the final run 0.02 seconds behind leader Janine Flock. But a poor finish from the Austrian saw her drop out of the medal places.
Deas, from Wrexham, jumped into bronze and Germany’s Jacqueline Loelling took silver, 0.45 seconds behind Yarnold as she set a track record to become Britain’s most decorated Winter Olympian.
A great day for Great Britain. We are proud.
video BBC Sport
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