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Winter Paralympics 2018

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Mark Penny

on 14 March 2018

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Transcript of Winter Paralympics 2018


Three inspirational young athletes
Great Britain will be sending a team of 17 athletes to the event, competing in: wheelchair curling, para-skiing, para-snowboarding and para-Nordic skiing.
The XII Winter Paralympics started on March 9th in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
The event will be biggest winter Paralympics ever and will feature 670 athletes competing for 80 medals across six sports.
The ParalympicsGB team
Skiers and snowboarders selected for Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games
Menna is 19 and a Paralympic skier with less than 5% vision. In February 2016 Menna and her guide Jennifer Kehoe became the first British skiers to win the overall World Cup, Visually Impaired title.
Menna also won the Inspiring Young Woman Award Winner 2017 for the talks given to young people on disability awareness, encouraging them to do whatever makes them happy and not feel restricted.
Menna Fitzpatrick
Millie Knight
Millie is 18 and a Paralympic skier who lost most of her vision by the age of six. She competed in the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic games at the age of 15, making her the youngest person ever to compete for ParalympicsGB. In 2017, Knight and her guide Brett Wild became Great Britain’s first Snowsports World Champions.
In the same year she also became an Honorary Doctor of The University of Kent.
Four years ago in Sochi, the ParalympicsGB team had their most successful Games of modern times, winning six medals.
The ParalympicsGB team
Owen Pick
Snowboarder Owen Pick is 26 and lost his leg aged just 18 while serving with the British Army in Afghanistan. He won a silver medal at the World Championships last year and ending his Para Snowboard World Cup final campaign with a bronze medal. As the flagbearer he will lead out the British team at the 35,000-capacity Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium.
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