21 March 2019
Fitzpatrick and Kehoe sign off with World Cup gold
Menna Fitzpatrick and Jen Kehoe brought the curtain down on their Para Alpine Skiing World Cup campaign in style with a golden finish in France.
The duo, Great Britain’s most successful Winter Paralympians, had already won silver in the first women’s vision impaired slalom event on Tuesday and in the second, they came home in 1:54.32 to get their hands on their second medal of the World Cup Finals in Morzine.
Fitzpatrick, and her guide Kehoe, who won slalom gold at last year’s Paralympic Games in PyeongChang, have had a stellar start to 2019 and the former was thrilled to finish with a flourish.
“It’s been really good fun. We go out to every single race to win and that’s exactly what we’ve done this time as well,” said 20-year-old Fitzpatrick.
“Overall, this season has been amazing.”
The pair won downhill and super-G gold at January’s World Championships but the end to their 2018-19 World Cup campaign was made all the sweeter by the support they received in south-eastern France.
“It’s really nice because this is where Menna learned to ski, so it’s like coming home for us,” said Kehoe.
“You do feel at home. It’s really brilliant, so thank you to Morzine for putting on an amazing race.”
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