BBC Sport - Lizzy Yarnold to defend gold at 2018 Winter Olympics

Yarnold to defend Olympic gold

Great Britain's Lizzy Yarnold tells BBC Sport's Nick Hope she is aiming to become the first woman in history to successfully defend her Olympic skeleton gold medal at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The 25-year-old has returned to training after winning gold in Sochi earlier this year and says she is aiming to complete a hat-trick of major titles by adding the World Championship to the Olympic and World Cup crowns she already holds.

Yarnold says she will miss team-mate Shelley Rudman, who is pregnant and not competing this season, and that there will be different pressure on her now she is the Olympic champion.