Lizzy Yarnold won gold in the skeleton at the 2014 Winter Olympics - but she told Game Changers how scared she was of her sport when she started!
Lizzy topped the medal podium in Sochi in February, just like fellow British slider Amy Williams had done in Vancouver four years earlier, beating nearest challenger Noelle Pikus-Pace by almost a second.
But the 25-year-old told Di Dougherty how frightening her second-ever skeleton slide was, and why she only started on the ice in her late teens.
"My first run was fine because I didn't know what was going to happen, but the second run was terrifying!" Lizzy said about her early days in skeleton.
"I had been an athlete for so many years and done loads of sports, like hockey, lacrosse and even high-board diving.
"It wasn't until I was 19 that I heard about skeleton but I watched a video and though it was great and unlike any other sport I'd seen before."