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Lizzy Yarnold heading back to the UK today

Kent's golden girl Lizzy Yarnold is returning home from the Winter Olympics in Sochi with the rest of the British team today.

The 25-year-old from West Kingsdown won Team GB's only gold in the skeleton on Valentines Day.

Lizzy Yarnold will be returning back home today from Sochi Credit: Press Association Images

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Lizzy Yarnold to be TeamGB flagbearer at Sochi Games

The skeleton racer Lizzy Yarnold from Kent has been chosen to carry the flag for TeamGB at the Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony in Sochi tomorrow (Sunday 23 February 2014).

She is the only member the British team to have won a Gold medal so far at the Sochi Games.

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

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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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