Jade and Caroline
A very, very big congratulations to them both, job well done Hemel member Caroline Powell helped Great Britain to its first medal of the Winter Paralympics. Click FULL POST for a video of Jade and Caroline.
Caroline is the guide for visually impaired skier Jade Etherington who took silver in the women’s downhill this morning, the opening event in Sochi, Russia. Jade and Caroline swept home in 1:34.28 seconds to claim Britain’s first Paralympic medal on the slopes in 20 years.
“We had a good run despite my crash at the end,” Jade said. “I think I was just so happy to go through the line that I couldn’t stop in time. I was aiming for the finish line, saying ‘go, go, go’ and listening to Caroline.
The silver is Britian’s first Winter Paralympic medal since those won in Turin eight years ago.