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Winter Olympian Lizzy Yarnold receives OBE award at Buckingham Palace

Wednesday 17th October 2018

WINTER Olympian, Lizzy Yarnold, picked up her OBE from Buckingham Palace on October 17.

The two-time gold medallist, from West Kingsdown, received the honour, after being awarded in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

It comes as the 29-year-old announced her retirement from the sport, eight months after retaining her title in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The former Maidstone Grammar School for Girls head girl was presented the medal by Princess Anne, having previously been honoured with an MBE in 2014.

Lizzy is the most decorated Winter Olympian, securing five gold medals, one silver and two bronzes in her career and is presently the reigning World Champion.

OBEs are given to individuals for work they do for local industries, and work for the public sector of charities.