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Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams marries soldier she met on Tinder

Published 24/08/2015

Amy Williams with her gold medal from the 2010 Winter Olympics
Amy Williams with her gold medal from the 2010 Winter Olympics

Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams has married a soldier that she met on dating app Tinder 18 months ago.

Williams became engaged to her new beau Craig Ham, after just 12 weeks.

The couple said "I do" in Williams's childhood village at St Nicholas's church in Bathampton, which she had attended since the age of six.

"I was thinking about the awesome days in my life and realised a wedding day tops everything," the former skeleton racer told Hello magazine.

Williams won gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Canada, but announced her retirement in 2012, citing injuries as her reason.

Talking about her wedding, she told the magazine: "After two weeks together it was like, 'This is it'."

And it seems the couple were destined to meet as she logged onto the app while on a train from London to Bath.

As the app uses your location to find you a match, she may not have met Ham, who is based in Hampshire, otherwise.

"I didn't know what I was doing," she explains light-heartedly.

"I was an accident," added Ham.

Ham is a warrant officer class two (AQMS) with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

As such, he wore his ceremonial uniform during the wedding, while Williams wore an Augusta Jones dress from Krystle Brides of Bath boutique

See the full exclusive story in Hello! magazine issue 1394, out now

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