MILLIE KNIGHT has gained her second Winter Paralympic medal in PyeongChang securing silver within the super-G occasion for visually impaired athletes.
This comes simply sooner or later after she gained her first Winter Paralympic medal when she gained silver within the downhill occasion.
Millie Knight (proper) is part of a 17-strong GB staff in South KoreaThe 19-year-old competes within the visually-impaired class, after shedding nearly all of her sight as a younger youngster and is competing in 5 occasions.
She returns to the identical place she crashed simply over a yr in the past in the course of the Paralympic check occasions, having didn’t cease herself after crossing the end line.
Fortunately, a concussion was the one bodily damage suffered, however she’s going to now search at the very least one gold after struggling mentally to get again on her skis, fearing subsequent time might be worse.
Who’s Millie Knight?
THE skier from Canterbury was born January 15, 1999, however only a yr later, she received an an infection in her proper eye, shedding nearly all of her sight.
When Knight was six, the identical drawback occurred in her left eye, leaving her with simply 5% of imaginative and prescient.
On the time, she had begun to hit the slopes and gained a ardour for the game.
After contacting charity Incapacity Snowsports UK, she was propelled into the event squad for the British ski staff at simply 12-years-old, and began racing, alongside her mum, in November the next yr.
She now heads to Pyeongchang, 4 years after changing into Workforce GB’s youngest Winter Paralympian in Sochi, together with her new information Wild, on mortgage from the Royal Navy, and in pursuit of golds within the Downhill, Tremendous-G, Large Slalom, Slalom and Tremendous Mixed occasions.
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What has she won so far?
AT the 2017 World Championships, she came home with four medals – three silvers and a gold.
She won gold in the downhill.
Knight and Wild have now added two Winter Paralympic silver medals to their collection.
Millie Knight won four medals at the World Championships in 2017
What happened in South Korea a year ago?
PYEONGCHANG will feel like old territory to Knight by the end of the Winter Games, having tested the course 12 months ago in a Paralympics trial event.
Yet, she will be wary heading back to the same venue where she crashed at over 70mph and became afraid to put her skis on again.
Knight landed on her head multiple times and was diagnosed with concussion.
While she was able to work herself back to fitness physically, she was unable to face the slopes for fear she would come off worse in the future.
She had built up a reputation of staying on her feet, but felt she had lost her talent.
However, with the help of a sports psychologist, she returns to South Korea with renewed vigour and ready to face the slopes.