Amy Williams returned from Vancouver a National heroine after claiming Team GB’s only gold medal of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in skeleton bobsleigh at her debut Winter Olympic Games. In winning gold, she became Britain’s first solo Winter Olympics champion in 30 years and the first female individual Gold Medallist for 58 years.
Having proved her deft touch on the notoriously fast Whistler track in the previous year’s World Cup, Amy dominated the Vancouver event – leading from start to finish. Blessed with an exceptionally fast start, a legacy from her days as a 400m runner, and fearless determination, Amy and Arthur (her sled) set two track records to finish more than 0.5 seconds ahead of her closest competitor.
Amy retired from the sport in Spring 2012 but her contribution to British Skeleton was rewarded in May 2013 as she was announced as the first ever Vice President of the sport, a role which will enable her to pass on her expertise to the next generation of Winter Olympians.