Kent's Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold will be awarded an MBE by the Queen today for services to her sport after she slid to victory at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
The athlete became a household name after she won Team GB's first gold medal of the Games, cruising to victory after leading the field in every training run leading up to the Games and over the entire four-race event.<
The 26-year-old lives who grew up in West Kingsdown took over the crown of Olympic champion from her landlady - former British skeleton athlete Amy Williams.
Yarnold also won the skeleton World Cup in the 2013/14 season, reaching the podium in every race, and her feats have seen her shortlisted for the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year.
She will be honoured for services to skeleton racing at an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle.
Lizzy Yarnold receives her award (and two cheques for charities of her choice) from Kent County Council, then talks about what the Invicta trophy means to her.
Olympic gold medalist Lizzy Yarnold's been presented with an Invicta Award from Kent County Council. She has already taken part in a victory parade through Sevenoaks after winning gold at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Olympic gold medalist Lizzy Yarnold is to be presented with a special award from Kent County Council later. The skeleton racer has already taken part in a victory parade through Sevenoaks. She won gold at the Winter games in Sochi.
Thousands of people lined the streets of Kent today as Britain's gold medal winning Winter Olympian Lizzy Yarnold was given a hero's welcome during an open-top bus parade in her home county.
Cheering fans waved Union flags as the Skeleton champion passed through villages and schools around Sevenoaks on an open-top bus wearing her gold medal and Team GB tracksuit. Andrea Thomas joined her on board.
Crowds have been lining the streets in Sevenoaks to greet Lizzy Yarnold as she celebrates her gold medal performance in Sochi with an open-top bus tour.
Winter Olympian Lizzy Yarnold is riding high in Kent today, on an open-top bus tour to celebrate her gold medal-winning performance in the 2014 Sochi Games.
Kent's Winter Olympian Lizzy Yarnold is touring Sevenoaks with her gold medal.
Our reporter Andrea Thomas is in Sevenoaks and is sending us pictures of Lizzy Yarnold's victory tour.
Kent's gold medal-winning Winter Olympian Lizzy Yarnold has arrived in Sevenoaks at the start of her open-top bus victory tour.
Kent's golden girl in Sochi Lizzy Yarnold will be parading through Sevenoaks in a open-top bus this morning. The Skeleton winner was the only Brit to clinch a gold medal at the Winter Olympics. She grew up in West Kingsdown and went to St Michael's school in Otford.