Yarnold re­veals she is preg­nant

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Bri­tain’s great­est Win­ter Olympian Lizzy Yarnold has re­vealed she is ex­pect­ing her first child.

The mul­ti­ple skele­ton cham­pion and former Maid­stone Gram­mar for Girls pupil re­tired last month.

An­nounc­ing her preg­nancy she joked she would have to switch to the luge, which in­volves com­peti­tors slid­ing down slopes on their back. Ms Yarnold, 30, wrote her name into the his­tory books when she claimed her sec­ond Win­ter Olympic gold medal in the skele­ton in Pyeongchang this year, be­com­ing the first Bri­tish ath­lete to re­tain a ti­tle, hav­ing won the same event in Sochi in 2014. Yarnold, born in Sevenoaks, mar­ried en­gi­neer James Roche in 2016, who co-de­signed her sled while work­ing for McLaren Ap­plied Tech­nolo­gies.

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