Millie Knight & Brett Wild Win TeamGB’s First Paralympic Medal in PyeongChang


It did not take long for Britain’s Paralympic team to get on to the medal table in PyeongChang with Millie Knight and her guide Brett Wild winning downhill silver on day one of the Games, earlier today.

The pair, who are already the world champions, and were competing at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre, finished 0.86 seconds behind the defending Paralympic champions from Slovakia.

For 19 year old Millie Knight, who is registered blind with just 5% peripheral vision, it’s already her second Olympics, having competed at Sochi in 2014, although not in the speed events for which she was too young at that point, while Wild, a Royal Navy submariner who has been working with Millie for two years, is making his Olympic debut.

“I can’t stop smiling. It is the best feeling in the world,” Knight told BBC Sport afterwards.

Knight’s Great Britain team-mate Menna Fitzpatrick crashed early on in her run but appears unhurt skiing down to the bottom of the course after her fall.

The British team aim to get at least seven medals in South Korea, and potentially as many as 12.

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