PYEONGCHANG bronze medalist Laura Deas plans to follow the lead taken by double Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold as she seeks to build on her South Korea success.

The 29-year-old, who lives in Melksham, helped made history by clinching third place in the women's skeleton as compatriot Yarnold became the first British Winter Olympian to win successive titles.

Yarnold took a year-long sabbatical in 2016 to be refreshed for Pyeongchang and while Beijing 2022 may be a step too far for her, Deas insists she is ready to continue her sliding career.

Deas, whose medal ensured Britain had two podium places in the same event for the first time in Winter Olympics history, is getting married in June, with Yarnold as bridesmaid. And the pair are planning a holiday together.

"I feel very motivated to carry on," Deas said.

Yarnold added: "I know that Laura can get a gold medal if she carries on to Beijing. She's a phenomenal athlete."