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The 15-year-old King’s School pupil, from Harbledown, became the youngest GB Winter Paralympian in history as she claimed fifth place in the visually-impaired slalom in Rosa Khutor along with guide Rachael Ferrier and followed it up with fifth in the giant slalom on Sunday morning - the first time she had ever raced in the event competitively.
The pair safely navigated two runs down the testing course and finished in a combined time of 3mins 7.34secs to finish ahead of GB teammates and Sochi medal winners Jade Etherington and Kelly Gallagher, whose guide is Chatham’s Charlotte Evans.
Knight said: “It was really good fun, both runs went really well. We were just happy to get down and negotiate the course and so getting top five is a great achievement for us.”
With the 2018 games in Pyeongchang the long-term goal for Knight, she added: “I think moving ahead to the next four years I can take confidence from knowing that I can do it here at the age of 15, so why can’t I do better given more time?
“Hopefully I can challenge for medals, I’d like to think I can.”
Knight described her Sochi experience - which began with her carrying the Union Flag at the Opening Ceremony - as ‘really amazing.’
She added: “Everything has been a complete shock to me. I was not even expecting to be picked for the team so being chosen as the flagbearer was truly incredible. It’s been my dream since I was tiny.”
Knight is supported by SportsAid. To support young athletes like Millie with SportsAid, call the charity on 020 7273 1975.
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