World I’m a little bit broken, says gold medallist Published 2 months ago on October 1, 2018 By Aldin Pinkott Share Tweet Olympic skeleton gold medallist says her career took huge toll on her body 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. “I sold my townhouse, I live in a bungalow now. My knees really do not like stairs or doing much at all. It’s hard because I’m still an active person. I still love to keep fit. I started to do lots of yoga which is less stressful on the knees. I still like to go for a jog but if I go too far I then can’t really walk for a week. “My knees are definitely a result of that wear and tear of training three times a day since I was 15 or 16. And my back, my disc problems, are definitely from a bad crash when I first started, plus a few more crashes. “I get a lot of nerve pain and problems. That’s why I finished because I was on painkillers pretty much my whole career and epidural injections all the time. The doctors were saying ‘you should really stop this’ and I thought ‘yeah I should’. “I now just learn to live with it.” After retiring Williams went into TV presenting and has fronted BBC’s Ski Sunday and Five’s Gadget Show. Earlier this year she was part of the BBC’s commentary team at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Credit:BBC Share this:Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window) Related Related Topics:Featured Up Next With new trade deal, Canada avoids a doomsday scenario. But is it a win? Don't Miss Passengers stranded as airline collapses Continue Reading You may like Meghan Markle vowed to live ‘less stifled’ life before dating Prince Harry Former Juve sporting director Marotta takes over at Inter Milan Data Sheet—These Bleak Times for Global Tech Companies Follow Us On Flipboard Magazine. Latest U.S. Politics22 mins ago Meghan Markle vowed to live ‘less stifled’ life before dating Prince Harry Not long before she met Prince Harry, Meghan Markle vowed to live a “life less stifled” and to “take a... Sports32 mins ago Former Juve sporting director Marotta takes over at Inter Milan Giuseppe Marotta arrives to attend the draw for UEFA Champions League at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Giuseppe Marotta has... Business51 mins ago Data Sheet—These Bleak Times for Global Tech Companies Jobs for everyone. After a grueling public process involving bids from over 200 cities…oh, wait, no. Apple skipped all that... World1 hour ago Ian Naude: Cheshire PC jailed for raping 13-year-old girl Image copyright Cheshire Police Image caption Ian Naude was being investigated for sex offences when he became a student officer... Local2 hours ago Michael Spavor: The detained Canadian close to Kim Jong-un Image copyright Reuters Image caption Michael Spavor, pictured here with students at a North Korean school, has close ties to... Most Read Tech1 week ago YouTube top earners: The seven-year-old making $22m Sports7 days ago Maurizio Sarri is steering Chelsea away from top four for second year running unless these changes are made, says Adrian Durham Sports7 days ago Who are the two best central defenders in the world?