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Millie first tried alpine skiing in 2006 while on holiday in France, just as her vision started to deteriorate. She was encouraged by her Mum, who acted as her guide in the first races she competed in after joining the British Disabled Ski Team Development Squad in late 2012.
Millie made her Paralympic debut at Sochi 2014, and at aged 15 become ParalympicsGB’s youngest ever competitor at any Winter Paralympics. She was also chosen to carry the flag for Great Britain at the Opening Ceremony.
Millie was unable to compete in the speed events in Sochi because of her age, but she raced in the technical events (the slalom and the giant slalom) guided by Rachael Ferrier, ranking fifth in both.
Since Sochi, Millie’s career has gone from strength to strength. Working with guide Brett Wild since 2016, she won the 2017 World Cup Globe in the giant slalom, Super-G and Downhill.
In January 2017, she also claimed downhill gold at the World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy as well as silver in the giant slalom, slalom and super combined, although Millie’s season was then marred by a crash which resulted in concussion.
At the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games Millie and Brett won silver medals in downhill and super-G as well as a bronze medal in the slalom on the final day of action.
Millie claimed gold in the super combined race at the delayed 2021 World Championships which took place in Lillehammer, Norway in January 2022. The result came a year after Millie had suffered a further concussion after a crash in training. Following the World Championships, Millie and Brett raced at the World Cup finals in Sweden, where they won Super-G gold and were awarded the 2021⁄22 season Super-G Crystal Globe.
At the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, Millie and Brett claimed downhill bronze on the first day of competition on the slopes of Yanqing. The pair narrowly missed out on adding to their medal collection finishing fourth in both the women’s Super-G and Super Combined vision impaired events.
**2022 Beijing Paralympic Winter Games **
Super Combined: fourth
2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games
2014 Sochi Paralympic Games
Giant slalom: 5th
2021 World Championships, Lillehammer, Norway (delayed to January 2022)
Super combined: Gold
2017 World Championships, Tarvisio, Italy
Super combined: Silver
Giant slalom: Silver
2015 World Championships, Panorama, Canada
Giant slalom: Silver
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