Lizzy was selected today to carry the flag for Team GB at the Olympic Opening Ceremony in PyeongChang.

“My first reaction when I was asked to be Flagbearer was complete excitement and I’m really proud to march in front of the whole team. There are so many talented athletes competing here for Team GB at this Olympic Games and hopefully this can be the start of our most successful ever Winter Olympics, ” Lizzy said.

“Being Flagbearer at Sochi felt like a real celebration whereas this time around it’s a completely different responsibility. This could be the start of something really special and I hope the other athletes aren’t too far behind me as we’re very much one team going into these Games.”

The Opening Ceremony takes place in the Olympic Host City on Friday 9th February and will be shown on the BBC at 10.30am GMT.