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Open-top bus parade for Kent's Lizzy Yarnold

An open-top bus parade will be held for Kent's Lizzy Yarnold Credit: ITV News

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.

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Bath's Lizzy Yarnold to carry flag at Closing Ceremony

Lizzy Yarnold in Sochi with her gold medal. Credit: PA

The skeleton racer Lizzy Yarnold has been chosen to carry the flag for the British team at the Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony in Sochi tomorrow (Sunday 23 February). Yarnold, who trains at Bath University, is so far the only member of Team GB to win a gold medal at Sochi.

43,000 sign petition to paint postbox gold for Yarnold

Lizzy Yarnold's mum has backed calls to paint a postbox gold in Sevenoaks, Lizzy's hometown, to mark her daughters achievement and to help inspire Britain's future winners.

Around 43,000 people have signed a petition for the Royal Mail to paint the postbox for Yarnold, who won Britain's first gold medal at the Winter Olympics in women's skeleton.

Royal Mail painted postboxes in the hometowns of gold medalists during London 2012 Olympics, which they say was a "unique occasion" as the host nation.

Lizzy's mum, Judith, who is a teacher said:

It's about recognising the achievements of the Olympians who have put in so much effort to gain their achievements.They put in an amazing amount of work to get where they are and the public clearly want to recognise this by having gold postboxes."

– Judith Yarnold, Lizzy Yarnold's mother
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