ParalympicsGB skiers today battled conditions to get one run of the Super-Combined completed as heavy fog descended onto the course, while the Wheelchair Curling team bounced back from morning defeat to win their round robin match against Norway 7-3.
The ParalympicsGB wheelchair curlers made light work of the Slovakian opposition in their fourth match of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, forcing a previously unbeaten team to a heavy 12-2 defeat.
It was a historic day for ParalympicsGB as Kelly Gallagher and guide Charlotte Evans put in a superb performance to win Great Britain’s first ever gold medal at the Winter Paralympics, while team-mates Jade Etherington and Caroline Powell also beat the defending Paralympic champion to take bronze in the women’s Super-G.
ParalympicsGB Wheelchair Curling put in their second winning performance of the day at Sochi 2014, battling their way past 2010 Paralympic silver medallists Korea to secure a well-deserved 8-4 victory.
The ParalympicsGB Wheelchair Curling team secured their first win of the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in the first match of the day (Sunday March 9), in a tense game which went right down to the final stone.
The first day of competition at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games got off to a fantastic start for ParalympicsGB as Jade Etherington and her guide Caroline Powell claimed silver in the women’s Downhill, GB’s first medal in Alpine Skiing since the 1994 Games in Lillehammer and the first ever GB female Alpine Skiing medal.
Fifteen year old Millie Knight proudly carried the GB flag into the Fisht Stadium tonight as the XI Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games were officially declared open in a spectacular ceremony.
Tomorrow the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi will be underway.
Millie Knight, the youngest athlete to represent ParalympicsGB at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, will have the honour of carrying the flag for the British team at the Opening Ceremony.
The inaugural Heritage Flame was lit at Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Aylesbury this evening (Saturday March 1, 2014) as part of the celebrations in the build-up to Sochi 2014, which is the very first time there has been an international leg of the Paralympic Torch Relay.