Great Britain’s flagbearer Lizzy Yarnold, who made Winter Olympics history this morning by winning the first back-to-back gold in the women’s Skeleton, commented on the IOC’s decision to ban Russian athletes, at a briefing held at the Pyeongchang Olympics main press centre, Sunday.
Her reaction follows up on comments she made in early February in which she told the press that, if the ban was... Еще overturned, she would deliberately ignore her Russian competitors.
«I think it was the right decision for the IOC not to invite them [Russian athletes] to take part in the Olympic Games and I think that we have to keep protecting clean athletes,” she said.
Yarnold went on to explain that the Olympic title is a «massive honour» but «if you break it down into how we managed in each race in each focus, and it’s just practice and always searching to be that bit better regardless of the result, just trying to be a better athlete.»
Yarnold was accompanied at the press conference by fellow Skeleton athlete Laura Deas, who shared the podium with a bronze medal.