Lizzy Yarnold, gold medal skeleton, Gabby Logan, TV Presenter Gymnast
Talk by: Gabby Logan Meets Lizzy Yarnold
Lizzy Yarnold MBE is a British skeleton racer who joined the national squad in 2010. She won the 2013-14 Skeleton World Cup (only once finishing off the podium the whole season) followed by a gold in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Initially a heptathlete, Lizzy was inspired to take up the sport after watching Denise Lewis at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She began competing in 2010 and won her first official race. Her most recent victory at the Olympics was remarkable, as she had the fastest run of each of the four runs and set new track records on her first and third run. Lizzy’s gold was the 10th gold medal ever achieved by British athletes in 90 years of Winter Olympics competition. Gabby Logan is an English presenter and a former Wales international gymnast who is best known for her presenting roles with BBC Sport and ITV. She hosted Final Score for BBC Sport from 2009 until 2013. She has also presented a variety of live sports events for the BBC, including a revived episode of Superstars in December 2012 and since 2013, she has co-hosted Sports Personality of the Year for the channel. Gabby now deputises for Gary Lineker on Match of the Day.