Gold medallist Amy Williams named as Winter Games ambassador
Winter Olympics gold medallist Amy Williams is to be an official Team GB ambassador at next year’s games in Russia.
With exactly one year to go to the Sochi event, the Bath skeleton sportswoman who took gold at Vancouver in 2010 was today named as the British Olympic Association’s first ambassador.
The 30-year-old’s win three years ago was Team GB’s first individual Olympic winter gold medal in 30 years.
The former Hayesfield pupil was the first British women in 58 years to become an Olympic Winter Games champion when she slid to gold in a new track record at the Whistler Sliding Centre in Canada.
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As a Team GB 2014 ambassador, Williams will aim to motivate and inspire athletes and team members looking to be a part of Team GB at the Sochi games through motivational speeches, question and answer sessions and attendance at events.
She will assist the BOA in raising the profile of Team GB through her involvement in media and fundraising events and the unpaid role will also see her talking to the family and friends of competing athletes.
Her first assignment sees Williams travel to Brasov in Romania, where she is supporting Team GB at the 2013 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival this month.
She said: “Never in a million years did I anticipate the intense spotlight that winning gold at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics would cast on me. I wasn’t prepared for what was to follow after becoming an Olympic champion in Vancouver so I hope, that through my role as an ambassador, I can not only help Team GB members in Sochi achieve their Olympic ambitions but also, and very importantly, enjoy the most special moment of their life of becoming an Olympian or an Olympic medallist.
“I am really looking forward to the year ahead. The London 2012 Olympics aimed to inspire a generation and the athletes competing in Brasov and Sochi are part of that generation.
“I am one of Team GB’s greatest fans and I can’t wait to see who will be selected for the team and what we will achieve at these Winter Olympics after some great performances this season.”
Andy Hunt, BOA chief executive, said: “We thank Amy for committing her time voluntarily. We know that Team GB athletes will be proud to have her as their ambassador.”