We are delighted to announce our next guest for the Sports Sphere Webinar Series brought to you by Pro-Noctis.
On Wednesday 27th May at 3pm we will joined by Lizzy Yarnold OBE.
Lizzy Yarnold OBE cemented her place in sporting history after winning every major title in her sport of skeleton in just 407 days. Lizzy won her first World Championship gold medal at the 2015 event in Winterberg, Germany (with two track records) to add to her Grand Slam collection of the Olympic and European titles and the overall World Cup title in the 2013/2014.
Lizzy is the second athlete ever and the first British slider to hold the Grand Slam titles at the same time when she was the Olympic, World and European Champion. Lizzy won the Olympic Skeleton event at the Sochi Winter Olympics on 14th February 2014. Lizzy won having led the field in every training run leading up to the Games and over the entire 4 race event – her winning margin of 0.97 seconds was the largest ever!
Having dominated the skeleton world for several seasons, in 2015 Lizzy decided to take a season-long break from competition in order to re-focus ahead of the next Olympic campaign.
Lizzy managed to make history again in 2018, against the odds, becoming the first ever GB athlete in history to retain her Olympic title at back to back Winter Olympic Games. This came after a pretty uncertain 2017 season but proved that when the pressure was on, there is no better handler of the big stage than Lizzy Yarnold.
Lizzy was runner up in 2014 and third in 2015 at the Sky & Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year awards and was nominated for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality. Lizzy was picked to take part in skeleton after entering a talent ID programme called ‘Girls for Gold’ in 2008. She was physically and mentally tested and picked to take part in the sport. Her rise to Olympic champion in just 5 years shows her focus and determination, her coaches commentating that her mental toughness is indeed unique.
Lizzy was awarded an OBE for Services to Sport in June 2018.
Lizzy is passionate about environmental issues and encouraging healthy role models for young people, in particular, Lizzy feels very strongly that she wants to use her success from the track to help young girls feel better about their body shapes and to take up more sport and activity. Since her Olympic wins Lizzy has visited a number of schools across the country spreading that message, and is now enjoying the new challenge in her life of being a mum.
To switch off from the track Lizzy loves cooking, listening to music and the Archers – and knitting!
These informal “in conversation” style webinars will allow you to engage with these inspiring individuals like no other session before. You will be able to submit questions prior to the event and engage live via the chat box.
To register for this session follow the link below and insert your details alongside “Lizzy” in the subject box.
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