Millie Knight was thrilled to receive a gold medal in Super Combined event in the World Para Snow Sports Championships in Lillehammer, Norway. This is the first time Millie has a gold medal in this her first World Championships event since 2017. Millie turned 23 on Saturday so the medal is even more special!
Initially scheduled to take place in Lillehammer, in February 2021, the competition was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. It marks the first time that the Para Biathlon, Para Alpine, Para Cross-Country and Para Snowboard World Championships are held in a single host nation.
Millie Knight said “SUPER COMBINED WORLD CHAMPIONS 🌎After what has been a very challenging year for us both, we never could have imagined achieving this result. Thank you to EVERYONE for all your incredible support from all around the world; it means so much to us!”
Millie was overjoyed and said “When I woke up this morning that was definitely not what I thought I’d achieve today. It’s a bit surreal really. We certainly went into these championships thinking that there was no chance of any medal especially with the races that had already happened this season. You know scraping one might have been a bit lucky, but World Champion!!!”
Millie and her guide Brett earlier received a Bronze medal at Lillehammer.
A total of 852 athletes from 42 nations are competing at Lillehammer 2021. This includes 140 Para snowboarders.
Congratulations also to Get Kids Going! supported athlete Menna Fitzpatrick who came 2nd in the same event.
Millie’s win follows hot on the heels of Get Kids Going! supported athlete James Barnes-Miller who received a Bronze medal at Lillehammer in snowboarding.
Millie and James’s achievements were mentioned on Sunday’s Ski Sunday on the popular BBC show
Here’s hoping Millie, Menna and James’ successes spur them on for even more medals. Plus we hope that all of our athletes get selected for the Winter Paralympics team.