14 January 2019
Knight ruled out of World Para Alpine Skiing Championships
Defending downhill skiing gold medallist Millie Knight has pulled out of this month’s World Para Alpine Skiing Championships through injury.
The three-time Paralympic medallist, who, aged 15, became the youngest athlete to ever represent Great Britain at a Winter Paralympics in Sochi in 2014, revealed that she won’t be competing at the event in Slovenia and Italy.
Knight and her guide Brett Wild clinched three medals in PyeongChang last year, including silvers in both downhill and super-G, but won’t be able to take part in the biennial competition.
“It is with a heavy heart that Brett and I won’t be competing at the World Championships this year,” the six-time World Championship medallist tweeted.
“We were so keen to defend our downhill title but due to an ongoing injury I am unable to give 100 per cent and need some more time to recover.”
Knight, who was Great Britain’s flag bearer at the 2014 Winter Paralympics, triumphed at the World Championships two years ago by seeing off the challenge of Henrieta Farkašová to scoop the downhill title.
The Canterbury-born skier added three more medals– earning triple silver medals in the combined, giant slalom and slalom events.
Two years earlier, aged just 16, Knight battled to giant slalom silver and slalom bronze in Canada.
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