Bourne: Second Paralympic Medal For Etherington

10 March 2014, 14:18

Jade Etherington

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

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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