Etherington withdraws from Giant Slalom
on 16-03-2014 05:17
Jade Etherington will not compete in the Giant Slalom today (Sunday March 16).
Over the last 12 hours she has felt unwell and has been under the close medical supervision of the ParalympicsGB Chief Medical Officer, Dr Stuart Miller.
This morning Jade still felt unwell and she, her guide Caroline and Dr Miller made a joint decision that she should not race in the Giant Slalom.
Chef de Mission Penny Briscoe said:
“Whilst it is extremely disappointing for Jade and Caroline that they won’t be able to compete in their final race of the Games, their welfare and wellbeing is our primary consideration at this time.
“Jade is doing better today, but the demands of ski racing at this level mean that she would not be competing at her best and this potentially puts her safety at risk.
“Jade has had an exceptional Paralympic Games and her performances for ParalympicsGB have been outstanding. Her withdrawal from the final event in no way diminishes her fantastic achievements here in Sochi.”