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Paralympian medallist Millie Knight from Canterbury quits through injury

By Julia Collins

Paralympian skier Millie Knight has been forced to quit competing during this season due to injury.

The visually-impaired athlete from Canterbury who, along with her guide Brett Wild won two silvers and a bronze at the Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang in March last year, revealed the decision today from a training camp in France.

Winter Paralympian and downhill skiiing world champion Millie Knight will speak at the Kent B2B (6469969)
Winter Paralympian and downhill skiiing world champion Millie Knight will speak at the Kent B2B (6469969)

In a statement on her Facebook page, Millie, 19, announced: "After weeks of uncertainty, it has been decided that Brett and I are not going to race this season.

"I have struggled with injuries and feel I can’t push myself to my usual limits to race at World Cup events until I have recovered sufficiently.

"I am training at a lesser intensity at the moment but none the less we are still working hard.

Millie Knight and her guide Brett Wild celebrate winning silver at the Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang (6469975)
Millie Knight and her guide Brett Wild celebrate winning silver at the Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang (6469975)

"We are currently training with the Royal Navy Ski Team in Valloire, Rhone-Alpes, France and look forward to being back on the World Cup circuit next season.

"I am sad that Brett and I won't be able to defend our World Championship titles but it means I will be back next season stronger than ever before."

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