Her best friend, Lizzy Yarnold, also won the Gold Medal and it is the first time in Winter Olympic history that TeamGB has had two athletes on the same podium.
Laura came into skeleton through the UK Sport talent programme Girls4Gold. She had been eventing professionally prior to her skeleton selection and had also excelled at tetrathlon, captaining Wales in international competitions. She had also played competitive netball and represented North Wales at hockey.
Laura ended the 2016/17 season ranked No6 in the World Cup standings
We would like to congratulate her on this great achievement.
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