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Winter Olympics champion Lizzy Yarnold has a baby

By Alan Smith

Britain's most successful Winter Olympics champion has given birth to a baby girl.

Lizzy Yarnold and husband James Roche announced the arrival of her daughter on Twitter, thanking the NHS staff who had delivered her.

She has not revealed their daughter's name - calling her only "H".

Lizzy Yarnold in the operating theatre with her newborn and husband James Roche Picture: Lizzy Yarnold's Twitter
Lizzy Yarnold in the operating theatre with her newborn and husband James Roche Picture: Lizzy Yarnold's Twitter
New mother: Lizzie Yarnold
New mother: Lizzie Yarnold

Ms Yarnold, 30, was born in Sevenoaks and educated at Maidstone Grammar School for Girls.

She won Gold in the skeleton race at Pyeongchang last year, having won the same event in Sochi in 2014.

She married Mr Roche in 2016. He is an engineer for McLaren Applied Technologies and had co-designed her winning sled.

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