Menna Fitzpatrick and guide Jen Kehoe win GB gold in Pyeongchang
Millie Knight and Brett Wild win bronze to help make Pyeongchang the most successful Winter Paralympics for Great Britain.
Last Updated: 18/03/18 2:09pm
Menna Fitzpatrick and guide Jen Kehoe won Great Britain’s first gold at the Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang in the women’s visually impaired slalom.
The pair, who had already enjoyed a successful competition in South Korea with two silvers in the super combined and giant slalom respectively along with a bronze in the super-G, finished ahead of Slovakia's Henrieta Farkasova and Natalia Subrtova by 0.66 seconds to become Britain's most successful winter paralympians.
The gold, only Great Britain's second ever of the Winter Paralympics, coupled with the bronze for Millie Knight and Brett Wild on the final day of competition means the edition in Pyeongchang becomes their most successful.
Knight and Wild added to their two silvers in the downhill and super-G with further success to help the ParalympicsGB team meet the UK Sport target of six to 12 medals, with the ambition of seven.
Kelly Gallagher, who won Britain's first Winter Paralympic gold in Sochi four years ago with Charlotte Evans, was sixth with new guide Gary Smith.
Fitzpatrick and Kehoe came into the final run with a 0.66 seconds deficit to their Slovakian counterparts but put together a great run to go top of the standings.
Farkasova and Subrtova were unable to better the British time and missed out on their fifth gold medals of the Games.
Great Britain move up to 13th in the medal table, with one gold, two silvers and one bronze medal.