Get Kids Going! has their first medal of the IPC Skiing World Championships

milli and jen

 

Millie Knight and her guide Jen Kehoe have won a silver medal in the Visually Impaired Giant Slalom in Canada.

 

Millie and Jen won the first run by over a second and a half but the Russian pair of Frantceva and Semen Pliaskin came out in the second running fighting to take gold.

 

Millie and Jen finished with silver with a time of 2:24:05 making Millie the youngest medallist at the competition.

 

millie and jen

 

“Today has been amazing, the course has been fantastic. I am very happy with my race,” said Millie.

Jen added, “We’ve been working really hard in training just keeping our distance constant and clean and I think we achieved that today. We’re really happy."

Millie also tweeted saying, "@getkidsgoing we couldn't have done it without your support #thankyou"

Our other Get Kids Going! athletes Ben Sneesby and James Whitely have also competed in Panorama.

 

ben sneesby

 

Ben’s first event was the Super-G where he finished in 16th position- a fantastic result as it was his first speed event at a major championships.

 

Over the weekend he also competed in the Men’s Sitting Giant Slalom where he finished 16th after two races.

 

James competed in the men’s Giant Slalom Standing class where he met his Sochi 2014 competitors for the first time since the Paralympics.

 

After two races James finished in a very good 18th place!

 

james

 

Our skiers have a few more events to compete in before the competition ends on Tuesday so we wish them all the best!