Sochi 2014: Great Britain begin search for Olympic skeleton stars

GB's Lizzy Yarnold storms to Olympic skeleton gold

Sochi gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold has started a campaign to find future British Olympic skeleton champions.

Governing bodies, including UK Sport, are involved in the scheme which aims to discover athletes who have what it takes to compete at the 2022 Games.

"I'd encourage anyone to take up this opportunity with [the scheme] Power2Podium," said Yarnold, who won women's skeleton gold.

"Skeleton is a huge adrenalin rush. I'd recommend giving it a go."

Yarnold, 25, who was one of four Britons to win a medal in Sochi, is a graduate of a similar campaign, Girls4Gold, and went from skeleton novice to Olympic champion in only five years.

"I had little idea where the journey would take me," she said. "Now, I'm an Olympic champion in a sport I hadn't even heard of at the time."

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