Who is Millie Knight, what happened to the Paralympic skier in Pyeongchang a year ago and how many medals has she won at the Winter Video games?

MILLIE KNIGHT has won her second Winter Paralympic medal in PyeongChang securing silver in the tremendous-G occasion for visually impaired athletes.

This comes simply in the future after she won her first Winter Paralympic medal when she won silver in the downhill occasion.

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Millie Knight (proper) is a a part of a 17-robust GB staff in South KoreaThe 19-year-previous competes in the visually-impaired class, after dropping the majority of her sight as a younger youngster and is competing in 5 occasions.

She returns to the similar place she crashed simply over a year ago throughout the Paralympic check occasions, having failed to cease herself after crossing the end line.

Fortunately, a concussion was the solely bodily damage suffered, however she will now search at least one gold after struggling mentally to get again on her skis, fearing subsequent time might be worse.

Who is Millie Knight?

THE skier from Canterbury was born January 15, 1999, however simply a year later, she acquired an an infection in her proper eye, dropping the majority of her sight.

When Knight was six, the similar drawback happened in her left eye, leaving her with simply 5% of imaginative and prescient.

At the time, she had begun to hit the slopes and gained a ardour for the sport.

 Knight has battled back from a crash 12 months ago that nearly made her quit skiing

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Knight has battled again from a crash 12 months ago that almost made her give up snowboarding

After contacting charity Incapacity Snowsports UK, she was propelled into the improvement squad for the British ski group at simply 12-years-previous, and began racing, alongside her mum, in November the following year.

She now heads to Pyeongchang, 4 years after turning into Staff GB's youngest Winter Paralympian in Sochi, together with her new information Wild, on mortgage from the Royal Navy, and in pursuit of golds in the Downhill, Tremendous-G, Giant Slalom, Slalom and Tremendous Mixed occasions.

What has she won to date?

AT the 2017 World Championships, she got here residence with 4 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 assortment.

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Millie Knight won 4 medals at the World Championships in 2017

What happened in South Korea a year ago?

PYEONGCHANG will really feel like previous territory to Knight by the finish of the Winter Video games, having examined the course 12 months ago in a Paralympics trial occasion.

But, she might be cautious heading again to the similar venue the place she crashed at over 70mph and turned afraid to put her skis on once more.

Knight landed on her head a number of occasions and was recognized with concussion.

Whereas she was in a position to work herself again to health bodily, she was unable to face the slopes for worry she would come off worse in the future.

She had constructed up a status of staying on her ft, however felt she had misplaced her expertise.

Nevertheless, with the assist of a sports psychologist, she returns to South Korea with renewed vigour and prepared to face the slopes.

 Knight became the youngest flagbearer for Team GB at the Sochi Games when she was 15
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