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Gold medallist Amy Williams: I’m a little bit broken, says Olympic skeleton gold medallist

BBC Sport: Winter Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams says her skeleton career took such a toll on her body that she has sold her home and moved into a bungalow.

Williams, Great Britain’s only medallist in the 2010 Games in Vancouver, said four knee operations and her “dodgy back” meant she struggles with stairs. The 36-year-old, who was awarded an MBE in 2010, retired in 2012. “I’m a little bit broken,” she said.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 live, she added: “I’ve got some dodgy discs in my lower back and neck. I’ve had four major knee operations. I’m in the chiropractor every few weeks and it is quite tough. Sometimes you think ‘was it worth it?’ but instantly you say it was worth it.

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