Menna Fitzpatrick and Jen Kehoe win third Winter Paralympics medal
Last Updated: 14/03/18 9:55am
Menna Fitzpatrick and guide Jen Kehoe won their third medal at the Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, and Great Britain's fifth overall, after finishing second in the women's visually impaired giant slalom on Wednesday.
The British pair added to their super combined silver and super-G bronze after coming second behind Henrieta Farkasova and Natalia Subrtova from Slovakia.
Fitzpatrick and Kehoe clocked two minutes 28.34 seconds over the course of their two runs but finished 5.34 seconds behind the Slovakians, who have now won four gold medals in South Korea.
"I feel immensely proud of what we did out there," Fitzpatrick told the BBC.
"We definitely went out there and tried our very best. I was shattered by the end. We gave it our all. We were completely relaxed and just went for it.
"After the fall, we just had to be strong and overcome it and show our best skiing to the world and what we are made of."
British pair Kelly Gallagher and Gary Smith came fifth, with compatriots Millie Knight and Brett Wild seventh.
"This is one of the disciplines I love so I was hoping for a better result, but it is a strong field and hard to catch Henrieta," Gallagher told the BBC.
"We've come out and tried our best and proved a lot to ourselves. A couple of months ago, you wouldn't have imagined that we would even have got here."