Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Vancouver Winter Olympics: Amy Williams says victory 'has not sunk in yet'

Amy Williams, Britain's first solo Winter Olympics champion in 30 years, has said her gold medal triumph still has not sunk in after returning home.
But proudly wearing her Olympic medal from winning the skeleton at the Vancouver Games, she said it was the stuff that dreams are made of, adding: "It is absolutely amazing."
"I do not think I have still got a sentence to describe it. It is just absolutely amazing. I cannot really believe it is real but this is making it real by the second," she said at a Team GB press conference at Heathrow.
"To have it around my neck and touching it is everything that dreams ever existed of."
Williams, 27, was Britain's only medallist at the Games and carried the British flag at the closing ceremony.
She revealed that her gold medal has so far won her an upgrade to first class on the flight home. It has also put her centre stage amid a whirl of press conferences, receptions and a victory parade in her home town of Bath tomorrow.
Williams dominated the Vancouver event - leading from her first run - to win by an emphatic 0.56 seconds.
Now that she is out of the bubble of the Olympic Village, Williams said she was looking forward to doing something normal like having a cup of tea with friends.
"I am looking forward to getting back to Bath, bringing the medal back to my friends and family and showing it off to them," she said.


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