Bath-based Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold is to lead Team GB into Friday night’s Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games after being selected as Flag bearer.
The 29-year-old, was chosen as Flag bearer for the Closing Ceremony four years ago at Sochi 2014 after winning gold in the women's skeleton.
Her winning margin of 0.97 seconds in Sochi was the largest in Olympic history as Yarnold registered two track records and the fastest down time in each of the four runs.
Yarnold - a former heptathlete - has been selected as one of Team GB's two women skeleton drivers for the South Korean games. Next Friday, 16 February, she will be the first woman to attempt to defend an Olympic gold in the sport and is also attempting to be the first British woman to defend a Winter Olympic title.