Skeleton: Gold medallist Williams retires

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The Independent Online

Amy Williams has announced her retirement from skeleton with immediate effect, bringing an end to a career which famously culminated in a Winter Olympic gold medal in Vancouver in 2010.

The 29-year-old, who was Great Britain's first individual female gold medallist at a Winter Games in 58 years, said it took "guts and bravery" to reach her decision not to pursue a second gold in Sochi in two years' time, after two post-Games seasons badly hit by injuries.