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OBE for Lizzy Yarnold in the Queen's Birthday honours

Lizzy Yarnold has received an OBE in the Queen's birthday honours Credit: PA

Lizzy Yarnold, the Team Bath athlete, becomes an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Lizzy, 29, won gold in the women's skeleton in Pyeongchang. She was the first British athlete to defend a Winter Olympic title.

Lizzy, who trains at the University of Bath, won consecutive Olympic gold medals in 2014 and 2018. Lizzy is the most successful British Winter Olympian and the most successful Olympic Skeleton athlete of all time from any nation. She received an MBE after the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

She said she hopes her honours will serve as an inspiration to other athletes.

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