Get Kids Going! Ambassador Millie Knight is really looking ahead for the winter season of skiing. The visually impaired Paralympic skier, who we have supported for the past 8 years, shared her training diary with us.
“After a total of 7 weeks in Saas Fee, I am finally home for a bit of a breather before we head out to Austria next week. This will be our last training camp before the start of this season’s races.
Brett had a minor niggle to his knee back in May, So, in the interim, I have been guided by our reserve guides, Gary and Adam, but Brett and I will be back together next week to continue making good progress – I feel like the stars are aligning at last.”
“We have a lot to do to make up for lost time but I can’t wait for us to be skiing together again, so we can really give it our best shot in the run up to the Winter Paralympics.
We have a very busy 5 months coming up. Starting with Europa Cup races in Austria, followed by World Cup races in Switzerland before Christmas.
Then, in the New Year, we have the World Championships in Norway and more World Cup races in Sweden. In February we fly out to begin our holding camp in China before the Paralympic Games begin on the 4th March – assuming Brett and I get selected for the team!!
We have just been told there will be no international spectators at the Winter Paralympics in Beijing. This is such sad news but at least there will be some local Chinese supporters, who are allowed to attend the events.
Having a limited crowd, and no friends and family, will be really odd – very different to my previous Games experiences. Hopefully, this won’t have an impact on our preparations and performances.
Thank you for your constant support. We could not do any of this without you.”
We would all like to take this opportunity to and wish Millie and Brett the best of luck for their future and here’s hoping they get selected for the Winter Paralympics team.