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Sochi gold for Kelly

Sochi gold for Kelly

Skier Kelly Gallagher has won Britain’s first ever gold at the Paralympics in Sochi with victory in the visually impaired Super-G.

The 28-year-old from Bangor in Northern Ireland and her guide, Charlotte Evans, were first on the Rosa Khutor course and clocked one minute 28.72 seconds.

Kelly told BBC Sport after her triumph:”It was nerve-wracking but I’m delighted with the result.”.
Meanwhile our Downhill event silver medallist Jade Etherington came away with bronze in the super G.

In the sit-ski event, Britain’s Anna Turney was fourth, with Germany’s Anna Schaffelhuber winning her second gold of the competition.

Kelly added:”I have to thank Charlotte for getting me to the line. We just threw ourselves at it. I prayed for the strength to ski and have fun.”

Both Kelly and Jade are now hyping themselves up for Tuesday’s super combined event. So watch this space.

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