British sportswoman Amy Williams
was originally a runner but switched to skeleton after trying out a track at the University of Bath.
The 32-year-old has been quoted as describing her first try at the notoriously dangerous sport as "exhilarating and terrifying"
, and she soon found herself training in skeleton.
Team GB only had one spot for a skeleton racer at the 2006 Winter Olympics and Amy was unable to compete, but she continued to train and at the 2009 World Championships won her first silver medal.
By 2010 Team GB were allowed to send two skeleton athletes to the Vancouver Winter Olympics, and Amy soon found herself on the podium accepting a gold medal
, after winning by more than half a second.
Her win made her the first British female individual Winter Olympic gold medallist since 1952.
In 2012 Amy decided to retire from skeleton, and moved on to presenting Ski Sunday
for the BBC. She now hosts The Gadget Show on Channel 5.
In July 2014 she announced she was engaged
to her partner of 12 weeks, Craig Ham.
In an exclusive interview with HELLO!,
Amy said: "I can't wait to start a family,
if I'm lucky to have children. For me it's a bit difficult because I feel like I've just started my career having retired from sport."