Millie Knight Skiing by floodlight in Sochi 2014

Millie Knight

Athlete Information

  • Region

    Canterbury

  • Date of Birth

    15/01/1999

  • Classification

    Visually impaired

Athlete main content

Bio

Millie first tried alpine skiing in 2006 while on holiday in France, just as her vision started to deteriorate. She was encouraged by her Mum, who acted as her guide in the first races she competed in after joining the British Disabled Ski Team Development Squad in late 2012.

Millie made her Paralympic debut at Sochi 2014, and at aged 15 become ParalympicsGB’s youngest ever competitor at any Winter Paralympics. She was also chosen to carry the flag for Great Britain at the Opening Ceremony.

Millie was unable to compete in the speed events in Sochi because of her age, but she raced in the technical events (the slalom and the giant slalom) guided by Rachael Ferrier, ranking fifth in both.

Since Sochi, Millie’s career has gone from strength to strength. Working with guide Brett Wild since 2016, she won the 2017 World Cup Globe in the giant slalom, Super-G and Downhill.

In January 2017, she also claimed downhill gold at the World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy as well as silver in the giant slalom, slalom and super combined, although Millie’s season was then marred by a crash which resulted in concussion.

At the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games Millie and Brett won silver medals in downhill and super-G as well as a bronze medal in the slalom on the final day of action.

Millie claimed gold in the super combined race at the delayed 2021 World Championships which took place in Lillehammer, Norway in January 2022. The result came a year after Millie had suffered a further concussion after a crash in training. Following the World Championships, Millie and Brett raced at the World Cup finals in Sweden, where they won Super-G gold and were awarded the 202122 season Super-G Crystal Globe.

Major results

2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games

Downhill: Silver

Super-G: Silver

Slalom: Bronze

2014 Sochi Paralympic Games

Slalom: 5th

Giant slalom: 5th

2021 World Championships, Lillehammer, Norway (delayed to January 2022)

Super combined: Gold

Super-G: bronze

2017 World Championships, Tarvisio, Italy

Downhill: Gold

Super combined: Silver

Giant slalom: Silver

Slalom: Silver

2015 World Championships, Panorama, Canada

Giant slalom: Silver

Slalom: Bronze

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