Bourne: Third Medal For Paralympian
12 March 2014, 08:57
Bourne Paralympian Jade Etherington has won her third medal at the Winter Paralympics.
Bourne Paralympian Jade Etherington has claimed a silver medal in the visually impaired women's slalom at the Winter Paralympics.
The visually-impaired skier and her guide Caroline Powell, who had a 0.55 seconds cushion in first place after the first run, produced a solid second one, but were edged out by Russia's Aleksandra Frantceva.
Jade, who went to The Deepings School near Peterborough - has now won three medals in the Sochi games.
They are, bronze, in the women's Super-G Skiing, and silver in the women's Downhill, which was GB's first medal in Alpine Skiing since the 1994 Games in Lillehammer and the first ever GB female Alpine Skiing medal.
Etherington said: "We were aiming for the gold and we didn't get it.
"We were close on the times and we fought all the way.
"We've never been that far back in the pack for the second run and I think that definitely might have affected us, with different snow.''
Despite the sense of disappointment, the Games is turning into quite one to remember for Etherington and Powell.
The debutants, who only met last April and have only been skiing together since August, are also all but guaranteed a fourth medal in the super combined.