Kent Sport’s Mike Burrell – training Kentish Alpine Skier Millie Knight

Kent Sport health and fitness instructor Mike Burrell shares the achievements of Paralympic Skier and Sochi flag bearer Millie Knight who he has been training with 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 to Switzerland, Austria and Italy, 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 GB’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 with myself 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
Giant slalom – Bronze
Giant slalom – Silver

World Cup in St Moritz, Switzerland
Giant slalom – Gold
Slalom – Silver
Giant slalom – Silver
Slalom – Gold

World Cup in Innerkrems, Austria
Downhill – Gold
Downhill – Gold
Super G – Gold
Super combined – Gold

World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy
Downhill – Gold
Super combined – Silver
SuperG – Silver
Slalom – Silver
Giant slalom – Silver

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