Surbiton High School

Girls4Gold discovery Lizzy Yarnold wins Gold medal at Sochi 2014

Lizzy Yarnold won a sensational Gold medal in the Women’s Skeleton at Sochi 2014 – just 5 years after trying the sport for the first time as part of the Girls4Gold talent identification scheme.
Yarnold was a regional level heptathlete studying at the University of Gloucestershire when she responded to a targeted advert promoting a joint initiative between UK Sport, The English Institute of Sport and British Skeleton.
Launched from the Manchester Velodrome in 2008 and fronted by Skeleton silver medallist from Turin, Shelley Rudman and Olympic champion Victoria Pendleton, Girls4Gold was the single most extensive female sporting talent recruitment drive ever …read more