Going into her final Skeleton run, Lizzy Yarnold admitted afterwards, with a smile on her face, that she didn’t feel well and under the weather when getting up that morning in Pyeongchang.
4 years earlier, the sports graduate from Kent, was being propelled to gold on the ‘tea tray sport’ as casual observers tend to call it. And now in 2018, she because the first Brit in Winter Olympic sport to defend her title.
The 29 year old who started behind Austrian Janine Flock blitzed the field on her final run in an astonishing brave display to come home in from Germany’s Jacqueline Loelling.
To top it off, Laura Deas came in 3rd to make it a gold/bronze podium day on the Skeleton. Deas from Wrexham, held on to 3rd spot to make it a special day.
In the men’s event Dom Parsons took bronze to give Britain its first medal of the games. Izzy Atkin claimed bronze in the ski slopestyle. And Billy Morgan also got a bronze for Snowboarding to make it a triptych of 3rd place medals.
Three more hopes for medals sadly disappeared.
One of the hopes for Britain this year was Elise Christie. But her games went from bad to worse. After crashing in the short-track 1500m speed skating event, she recovered to have one final go later in the week, but was disqualified to end her games on a sour note.
And both the women and men Curling teams were ousted out of winning podium positions in a disappointing games for the sport.