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 National Junior and Youth Swimming Championships were an overwhelming success with 18 British, 11 European and eight World Records broken during this weekend’s competition. Over 200 disabled swimmers took part in the short course 25m pool at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield.
AN eight-strong team of IPC powerlifters has been announced to compete for Great Britain at the World IPC Powerlifting Championships in Dubai from April 5-11.