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Winter Paralympics: Millie Knight and Brett Wild win downhill silver

Winter Paralympics: Millie Knight and Brett Wild win downhill silver

bbc.comBritain's Millie Knight and guide Brett Wild took downhill silver on the opening day of the Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang.The pair, who are the reigning world champions, finished 0.86 seconds behind defending Paralympic champions Henrieta Farkasova and guide Natalia Subrtova.Knight, 19, is competing at her second Games while Wild is making his debut.
Her team-mate Menna Fitzpatrick crashed early on in her run at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre but seemed unhurt.Great Britain have been set a target of between six and 12 medals by UK Sport in South Korea with an ambition of at least seven.Knight, who only has 5% vision and is registered blind, was the youngest member of the Great Britain team four years ago in Sochi but at 15 was too young to compete in the speed events.She started to work with Wild, a submariner with the British Army, two years ago and the pair, who communicate during the race via bluetooth headsets, triumphed at last year's Worlds.But Knight suffered a bad crash at 115km/h at the end of the race which left her with concussion and affected her confidence.
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Both Knight and Fitzpatrick will be back in action in Sunday's super G.
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