Lizzy Yarnold wins gold in Sochi skeleton

British athlete Lizzy Yarnold has won Team GB's first 2014 Winter Olympics gold in the skeleton competition in Sochi.

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Team GB Winter Olympians congratulate Yarnold

Team GB's short track speed skater Jonathan Eley, ice skater Penny Coomes and short track speed skater Richard Shoebridge have tweeted:

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Fantastic performance by @theyarnold total domination from start to finish. @teamgb 's very own #GoldenGirl

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GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woooo!! Yes @theyarnold xx

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Sports stars congratulate Yarnold for Sochi gold

British sports stars have tweeted congratulations for Lizzy Yarnold, who won Britain's first gold at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Former England footballer Gary Lineker joined Brian Moore, the ex-England rugby player, in celebrating Ms Yarnold's win, praising her "wonderful performance".

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Lizzy Yarnold 'so chuffed' to win gold on Valentine's Day

Lizzy Yarnold, Britain's first gold medallist at the 2014 Sochi Games, said she was "so chuffed" to win the women's skeleton and that it was "lovely" her victory happened on Valentine's Day.

Great Britain's Lizzy Yarnold celebrates winning gold. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

She told the BBC: "I don't think it's going to sink in for a long time...[on the fourth and last run] I was totally relaxed and enjoyed it, it was a bit of a messy run, I'm so thrilled I'm here."

"As an athlete you give up so much but on a day like today, it's so worth it," she added.

Yarnold added that she wanted to "show the world" she was capable of winning the gold medal.

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Lizzy Yarnold reacts with joy at Sochi skeleton gold

Lizzy Yarnold has won gold at the women's skeleton event in Sochi
Lizzy Yarnold has won gold at the women's skeleton event in Sochi Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Lizzy Yarnold was ecstatic after winning the women's skeleton event - Britain's first gold at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Ms Yarnold received a congratulatory kiss from her boyfriend after the victory
Ms Yarnold received a congratulatory kiss from her boyfriend after the victory Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Ms Yarnold was plainly delighted at her victory, and received a congratulatory kiss from her boyfriend.

Ms Yarnold showed obvious delight at her victory after four rounds of skeleton racing
Ms Yarnold showed obvious delight at her victory after four rounds of skeleton racing Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Ms Yarnold flew the union flag with pride after her win
Ms Yarnold flew the union flag with pride after her win Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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Britain's Lizzy Yarnold wins gold in Sochi skeleton

Britain's Lizzy Yarnold competing in the women's skeleton at the Sochi Winter Olympics
Britain's Lizzy Yarnold competing in the women's skeleton at the Sochi Winter Olympics Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

British Olympian Lizzy Yarnold has won gold in the women's skeleton event at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Lizzy Yarnold competing in the women's skeleton at Sochi
Lizzy Yarnold competing in the women's skeleton at Sochi Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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