Team Paralympics GB win first Winter Olympics gold.

Sochi 2014 Paralympic logo
Sochi 2014 Paralympic logo

By Stuart Iversen

Kelly Gallagher has won Britain’s very first gold in the Winter Paralympics.  She claimed victory in the impaired super-G in Sochi with the aid of her guide Charlotte Evans, in a time of one minute and 28.72 seconds.

The 28-year-old from Bangor in County Down had previously taken the silver medal at the World Championships in Spain last year, but went one better in Sochi taking home the gold.

It was a huge turnaround in fortunes for the pair, who on Saturday had finished last in the downhill event.

Gallagher said: “We came last so we really had to work to pick ourselves up.  It was really hard coming from downhill into Super-G because they are similar speed events.”

The gold medal was only the start of the good news for Team GB, as Jade Etherington and her guide Caroline Powell took bronze in the Super Giant Slalom, adding to the silver they had previously won on Saturday.