Bourne: Second Paralympic Medal For Etherington

Bourne Paralympian Jade Etherington has secured her second medal at the Winter Paraympics.

Jade Etherington

Jade, along with guide Caroline Powell, took third place and bronze in the women's Super-G Skiing in Sochi.

It's to add to the silver medal they secured in the downhill race.

Jade, who is visually impaired, attended The Deepings School near Peterborough as a child, and her family home is in nearby Bourne.

They came home behind compatriots Kelly Gallagher and guide Charlotte Evans, who finished the Super-G event in first place and secured Team GB's first ever Winter Paralympics gold.

Etherington's and Powell's run was the first time they had finished a Super-G race together, but they were critical of the performance, with Etherington hitting a gate on the way down.

"I think after all the mistakes that I made we're really happy to finish and get that bronze position,'' said Etherington, who punched the air as she crossed the line. 

"Hitting the gate was a massive mistake.

I don't even know what happened, I maybe lost concentration and went into the gate. 

I thought I was going to crash. 

Caroline was telling me to be strong and we finished. 

I was just so happy I saved that mistake.''

Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted his congratulations to both Etherington and Gallagher.

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