Canterbury: A Knight To Remember!
6 March 2014, 14:08
Millie Knight, the youngest athlete to represent ParalympicsGB at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, will carry the flag for the British team at Friday's opening ceremony in the Fisht Stadium.
Knight, 15, is set to make her Games debut in Sochi in alpine skiing with her guide Rachael Ferrier.
Knight said: "I can't wait to carry the flag at the opening ceremony and I'm honoured to be out there representing ParalympicsGB alongside all of the other nations.
"I was really excited just to be competing in Sochi and to be going to the opening ceremony so it just keeps getting better and better.
"I hope it's going to be a great atmosphere. I watched the opening ceremony for the Olympics and I'm sure they're going to put on a good show.''
ParalympicsGB chef de mission Penny Briscoe said: "At just 15 years of age, it's a fantastic achievement to be competing at your first Paralympic Games and I'm delighted to confirm that Millie will be carrying the flag for the British team.
"Millie is a very talented athlete and an exciting prospect for the future, therefore she is the perfect representative for the team on this occasion.''
Knight will be joined at the opening ceremony by Ferrier and fellow skiers Ben Sneesby and James Whitley, with the remainder of the GB athletes watching from their respective villages as they are due to compete early on Saturday morning.