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Other Winter Sports - 12. June 2010.

MBE for Amy Williams in Queen¹s Birthday Honours

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games gold medallist Amy Williams said she is thrilled to be made an MBE in the Queen¹s Birthday Honours List.

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Amy struck gold in the skeleton at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

She became Britain¹s first individual gold medallist at an Olympic Winter
Games for 30 years and the first British woman individual gold medallist for
58 years.

The 27-year-old University of Bath graduate, who trains at the University,
said: ³This is a huge honour and a privilege. I¹m so proud. I was absolutely
stunned and completely blown away when I heard.

³This really caps what has been an amazing few months since I returned from
Vancouver. I¹m really excited about going to Buckingham Palace. I can¹t

Professor Glynis Breakwell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath,
congratulated Amy. She said: "Congratulations to Amy from everyone at the
University of Bath. She has been a terrific ambassador both for Great
Britain and for the University of Bath.

³Seeing Amy bringing home gold from Vancouver was absolutely brilliant and
this is a fitting testament to her achievements. I'm delighted for her."

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