North Wales' Winter Olympic medallist Laura Deas arrived back in the UK as the British Olympic Association chairman declared it mission accomplished for Team GB.

Wrexham-born Olympic medallist Laura Deas - who won bronze in the skeleton event - was among Britain's athletes that landed at Heathrow Airport following a record-breaking trip to South Korea.

Their five medals in Pyeongchang - gold for Lizzy Yarnold and bronzes for Deas, Dom Parsons, Izzy Atkin and Billy Morgan - was one more than they had previously managed since the inaugural Games back in 1924.

A local homecoming is being planned for Deas, whose success was toasted in Llanfynydd where she grew up.

The 29-year-old attended the former village primary school and Howell's School in Denbigh.

Sir Hugh Robertson said: "We had some pretty serious ambitions before these Games. We were confident the team we were sending out was the best prepared team that have left these shores for a Winter Games.

"And I think as a nation we always saw this as part of a continuum where we had performed extraordinarily well in three successive summer Olympics, in Beijing, in London and then in Rio.

"And actually winter sport was one of the great improving stories in this country so we were very ambitious about what we were trying to do.

"The results of that, I am delighted to say, 16 days later thanks to the efforts of Lizzy (Yarnold) and others is that we have come home after our most successful ever Winter Games and that is a fantastic result."

Britain enjoyed their best day at a Winter Olympics on February 17 when Yarnold retained her bob skelton title ahead of third-placed Deas, after Atkin had earlier claimed the country's first medal in a skiing event with a ski slopestyle bronze.