Millie Knight Skiing by floodlight in Sochi 2014

Millie Knight

Athlete Information

  • Region

    Canterbury

  • Date of Birth

    15/01/1999

  • Classification

    Visually impaired (B2) at PyeongChang 2018

Athlete main content

Bio

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 IPCAS races she competed in after joining the British Disabled Ski Team Development Squad in November 2012.

Millie made her Paralympic debut at Sochi 2014, becoming ParalympicsGB’s youngest ever competitor at any Winter Paralympics, while she was also chosen to carry the flag for Great Britain at the Opening Ceremony.

Aged just 15 at the time, Millie was unable to compete in the speed events in Sochi 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 as she has thrived in the speed events and improved her performance in the technical events. Working with guide Brett Wild, 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.

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.

Major results

2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games

  • Downhill: Silver
  • Super-G: Silver
  • Slalom: Bronze

2014 Sochi Paralympic Games

  • Slalom: 5th
  • Giant slalom: 5th

2017 World Championships, Tarvisio, Italy

  • Downhill: Gold
  • Super combined: Silver
  • Giant slalom: Silver
  • Slalom: Silver

2015 World Championships, Panorama, Canada

  • Giant slalom: Silver
  • Slalom: Bronze

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