February 21, 2010 – As a special guest at a cocktail party given by Omega, Britain’s first individual Olympic Winter Games gold medalist in thirty years Amy Williams was honored.
Ms. Williams was presented with an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean wristwatch by none other than the famous astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Made famous for landing on the moon in 1969 with Neil Armstrong, Dr. Aldrin is an Omega ambassador.
Last Friday Ms. William’s run at Whistler Sliding Centre was only the ninth gold metal that Great Britain has ever won and she was recorded as being the fasted ever on that track. Ms. Williams hit speeds of 90 mph during her 53.83 second run on Arthur, as she affectionately refers to her sled.
Amy Williams declared her gratitude at being acknowledged by Omega and receiving her award from the second man to walk on the moon which made it all the more significant to her. She acknowledged Omega’s commitment to the Olympics.
Amy’s dedication to the sport was mentioned by Dr. Aldrin; he said admired her sacrifice and determination.
This is Omega’s 24th year as Official Olympic Timekeeper and they have announced they have extended their association through the year 2020 with the International Olympic Committee
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