Fitzpatrick and Kehoe win third Paralympics medal with giant slalom silver

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Great Britain’s Menna Fitzpatrick and guide Jennifer Kehoe secured their second silver and third medal overall of the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics in Wednesday’s visually impaired giant slalom event.

Fitzpatrick and Kehoe made a disappointing start to these Games, failing to finish the downhill event on Saturday, but they have gone on to claim super-G bronze on Sunday and now two silvers in as many days.

The pair matched their finish in Tuesday’s super-combined event as they posted a time of two minutes 28.34 seconds over their two runs on Wednesday.

That was 5.34 seconds behind Henrieta Farkasova and Natalia Subrtova of Slovakia, who have won each of the four events so far.

Fitzpatrick and Kehoe’s team-mates Kelly Gallagher and Gary Smith came fifth for their best finish of these Games to date, and Millie Knight and Brett Wild were seventh.

Fitzpatrick said on “It felt absolutely amazing, you can really feel the acceleration from your skis and your bodies driving you forward, Jen was just going for it and the feeling was so good.

“It just doesn’t sink in, when we get to celebrate we’ll have a chance to realise what we’ve done, our families have done all the celebrating for us so far.”

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The women’s visually impaired skiing concludes on Sunday with the slalom event.

Britain’s James Whitley came 11th in the men’s standing giant slalom, while Scott Meenagh was 16th in the qualification runs of the men’s cross-country skiing 1.1km sprint sitting event, meaning the Scot missed out on the semi-finals.

In the wheelchair curling, the British team had a mixed day.

Aileen Neilson’s rink bounced back from losing both of their matches on Tuesday by triumphing 8-3 against Germany in their opener on Wednesday.

But they were subsequently defeated 9-3 by the United States, leaving Neilson and her team-mates joint-fourth alongside Switzerland in the round-robin standings, with five wins and four losses.

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