It was announced today that Lizzy has been selected for her second Olympic Winter Games to represent Team GB. Lizzy will be travelling to PyeongChang aiming to become the first British Winter Olympian to retain her title.
Lizzy’s winning margin of 0.97 seconds in Sochi was the largest in Olympic history as she registered two track records and the fastest down time in each of the four runs.
Lizzy said: “The second Winter Olympics is still totally different to Sochi. Being part of this kitting out process and seeing all the hard work from not only my own team, but the whole of Team GB, is really exciting.
“To know that I won’t just be competing for myself and my country – it means so much more to be part of the whole team and seeing other athletes here today has been really exciting.
“I know that if I hadn’t taken a break I wouldn’t be here today. The big goal was to always go to another Olympic Games, to go to PyeongChang and I intend to defend my title.
“My season has certainly been up and down but I think this year has certainly taught me that sport is hard and tough and takes a tremendous amount of work and I have a very patient and understanding team around me and I really grateful for that. I think peaking at the right time makes more sense now than ever.”