‘Hi everyone, I have seen the news today that I have been awarded an OBE. I am hugely honoured as it’s been a great year for me, and Team GB, and to receive it on the Queen’s birthday honours list means so much to me.

I want to encourage future generations of skeleton athletes and I think that this honour will increase awareness and support for the sport that I love, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for my sport.’