February 17th, remember the date. The day where Team GB enjoyed its most successful Winter Olympic Day in history.
Izzy Atkin kicked things off by claiming Team GB’s first-ever skiing medal with bronze in the freestyle skiing slopestyle final.
And then there was not just one, but two, podium finishes secured over at the Olympic Sliding Centre as Lizzy Yarnold took gold and Laura Deas bronze in the women’s skeleton.
In successfully defending her title, Yarnold cemented herself as Britain’s most successful Winter Olympian, becoming the first athlete to win back-to-back golds at successive Winter Games.
She and Deas also ensured it was the first time Team GB had seen two separate medallists on the podium in the same event while their results ensured Team GB won three medals on the same day at a Olympic Winter Games ever.
Add in Dom Parsons skeleton bronze from Friday and Team GB have already matched Chamonix 1924 and Sochi 2014 in terms of most medals won at a single Games, with a whole week still to go…
Let’s relive that magical day —–
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