Amy Williams honored with MBE

15th June 2010, by Chris Gill

The moment of victory in Vancouver

The moment of victory in Vancouver

Amy Williams, our only gold medallist winner at the Vancouver Olympics Games in February, has been awarded an MBE for her achievement.

Williams 27, from Bath, learned of her award through the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. She won gold in the skeleton bob competition, claiming Britain’s first individual Olympic gold in 30 years.

The announcement came on the BBC Sport, at the weekend. And Williams is said to be delighted.

“This is a huge honour and a privilege,” said Williams. “I’m so proud. I was absolutely stunned and completely blown away when I heard.This really caps what has been an amazing few months since I returned from Vancouver. I’m really excited about going to Buckingham Palace. I can’t wait.”

The Vancouver event was a tense moment for everyone following each round, until it was clear that Williams was the winner - hurtling down the bob run with a clean finish that secured her top time.

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