Scottish Guide wins Downhill Gold and Double Silver

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Britain’s Millie Knight won downhill gold on the opening day of the IPC World Para Alpine Skiing Championships in Italy and was led to victory by her Scottish guide Brett Wild.

The visually impaired 18-year-old, who was GB’s youngest athlete at the Sochi 2014 Paralympics, completed the course in one minute 13.42 seconds and was 1.2 seconds faster than Five-time Paralympic champion Henrieta Farkasova of Slovakia.

GB officials are claiming that Knights success is Britain’s first-ever World Para skiing title and are excited by the 18 year olds prospects at next year’s Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang.

Wild, from Bearsden in Glasgow, has been supporting Knight for the past year and following some early success, Parasnowsports GB requested he join them full time. A top skier himself, he raced for the Scottish junior development squad as well as for the royal Navy, where he is a Submariner.

Boor further honours in the Super G event on Thursday.

The pair also added a further two silver medals in the super combined and giant slalom to complete an excellent showing at the World Para Alpine Skiing Championships.