Williams wins women's skeleton at Winter Olympics

14:38, February 20, 2010      

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Amy Williams of Britain captured the gold medal of the women's skeleton at the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games on Friday.


Britain's Amy Williams leaves the track after her third heat in the women's skeleton event at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia February 19, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Williams finished first with a aggregate time of three minutes and 35.64 seconds from four runs.

It was Britain's first individual gold at a Winter Olympics since Robin Cousins took the men's figure skating title at Lake Placid in 1980.


Britain's Amy Williams finishes her third heat in the women's skeleton event at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia February 19, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

"I am absolutely speechless. It's all a blur. I can't even remember half of it," said Williams. "I just came out the bottom and looked at my coach, and I wanted to give my mum a hug,"

Germans Kerstin Szymkowiak and Anja Huber won the silver and bronze, in 3:36.20 and 3:36.36 respectively.

Williams surprised everyone with her gold-medal performance. The 27-year-old was not even a medallist on the World Cup circuit this season.


Amy Williams of Britain trains in the women's Skeleton group two during the FIBT International Training Week in Whistler, British Columbia November 2, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

But her display on Friday was just excellent as she set two track records on her way to triumph.

Source: Xinhua
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