Lizzy Yarnold: Being the best you can be

Full of Fire

Aug 7 2020 • 45 mins

In this episode of Full of Fire, I enjoy a fascinating chat with double Olympic gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold OBE!

Lizzy is a former British skeleton racer who joined the Great Britain national squad in 2010. With consecutive Olympic gold medals in 2014 and 2018, she is the most successful British Winter Olympian ever.

Lizzy grew up in Kent and enjoyed a variety of sports at a young age, loving athletics and working hard at the heptathlon in particular. She talks about her focused, purposeful attitude even as a young child.

A reasonably late starter to her Olympic sport at the age of 20, Lizzy first started participating in skeleton after applying for the UK Sport Talent ID Campaign, Girls4Gold, where she was spotted as having huge potential in the sport. Despite having never done it before, Lizzy fell in love with sliding, worked incredibly hard to fulfil her Olympic dream and has never looked back.

Lizzy speaks about her childhood, her journey to the Olympics, working hard, dealing with setbacks and finding your ‘why’. I greatly enjoyed our conversation and am very excited to share it with you.