Double Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold the hot pick for 2018 Sports Personality

Double Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold the hot pick for 2018 Sports Personality

Yarnold made it back-to-back golds in PyeongChang and has become a serious contender.

Lizzy Yarnold made history on Saturday when she became a double Olympic Champion in the Winter Games, getting her second gold in the Skeleton.

Britain doesn’t have a full Skeleton track, but it hasn’t stopped the 29-year old from dominating the competition in Russia four years ago and Korea this time around.

Following the success, bookies immediately slashed her odds for the prestigious BBC end of year event, with some bookies going from 40s down to 14/1 for Sports Personality of the Year.

You can get a best price of 20/1 for Yarnold to become the first Female winner of the award since Zara Phillips in 2006. Elise Christie is another contender, with the Speed Skater also available at 20s for the prize.

Yarnold has become Britains most decorated Winter Olympian, but this award could just top the lot.

Oddschecker Spokesman George Elek: “Lizzie Yarnold has become the poster girl for Britain in the Winter Olympics, becoming a back-to-back Olympic Champion and our most decorated athlete. Her achievements haven’t gone unnoticed with bookies and punters, with her odds dropping down to just 14s in places for Sports Personality of the Year. If she doesn’t win the prize, it will have to take a pretty special sportsperson to stop her!”

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