GB arrived back to London’s Heathrow from Sochi on Monday after
Britain achieved their best medal haul since the inaugural Games in Chamonix
Lizzy Yarnold picked up the only British gold in the women’s skeleton. She
broke the course record twice before securing the win.
“I think I was there to do my best. I was just unbelievably focused on
every corner. Staying relaxed. Connected with the sled. And now looking back
on the whole thing I can’t believe that it all went so well. So, so, pleased
with it all,” Yarnold said.
But it was the two curling sides that really captured the imagination of the
The men finished in second place with the women picking up a bronze medal.
Men’s skip David Murdoch said:”It is amazing to be back home. We have
obviously heard a lot about the support we have had. We have never really
had a chance to think about it until now because we have done so much media
and things to do.
“Obviously, I knew my wife was going to be here. She ran out and saw me
at the end. It was just incredible. To share that with her and she has
helped me so much to get me through things and it is so nice to be back and
it’s incredible to bring the silver medal home.”
Eve Muirhead, skip of the women’s team, welcomed the new funding that is
expected to be given to the winter sports after the good showing in Sochi.
The first medal won in Russia by Great Britain was from Jenny Jones – who
grabbed bronze in a new Winter Games event – snowboarding slopestyle.
The 33-year-old congratulated the team on their great performance.