Kent Sport health and fitness instructor Mike Burrell has been training Paralympic Skier Millie Knight for the past eight months. Millie has gone from strength to strength in her personal training sessions as well as her skiing talents snatching up quite a few medals along the way.
Since December 2016, Kentish Alpine Skier Millie Knight has travelled far, competing at the highest levels of Para Snow Sport in the Women’s Visually Impaired category.
Competing in more than 15 races and claiming seven Gold medals, including Team GBâ€™s first ever Para Alpine World championship.
Due to a high-speed crash after winning that Gold that caused her to miss next race, Millie came back with guide Brett Wild to clinch four more Silver Medals against stiff competition from the rest of the field, particularly the impressive Slovakian duo, Henrieta Farkosova and her guide Natalia Subrtova.
Millie returned to continue her training here at Kent Sport for just two short weeks before heading off again. This time all the way to South Korea and Peyongchang where the 2018 Winter Olympics will be held, for testing. Hopefully leading to a place in the games themselves!
The results are as follows:
World Cup in Kuhtai, Austria
Slalom – Silver
World Cup in St Moritz, Switzerland
Giant slalom – Gold
World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy
Downhill – Gold
For more information on Millie and her team visit millieknight.co.uk
For more information on Para Snow Sport go to www.disabilitysnowsport.org.uk or for Para sport in general visit paralympics.org.uk
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