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Winter Olympian Lizzy Yarnold to receive honorary degree from University of Kent

Wednesday 21st November 2018

BRITAIN’s winter Olympian will receive an honorary degree from the University of Kent today in support of her sporting career.

The former head girl of Maidstone Grammar School for Girls, Lizzy Yarnold (30,) from West Kingsdown, became the first British athlete to win the Winter Olympic title when she won gold in the skeleton in Pyeongchang this year.

She will be given a doctor of science degree at Rochester Cathedral to honour her accomplishments, having paved her own way in sporting history after winning every major title in her sport in just over a year by 2015.

Lizzy has secured five gold medals, one silver and two bronzes in her career and is currently the reigning World Champion.