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Winter Paralympics - Team GB Sochi

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  • James Edward Dawson Whitley
    James Whitley has been skiing since he was four years old and made his international debut when he was 11. He has also represented both his school and Courchevel, where he trains, in non-disabled compe...
  • Anna L Walford
    Anna Turney (born 5 July 1979) is a British alpine skier. Turney uses a sit-ski in competitions and has represented Great Britain at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Paralympic Games. Turney was a promising ...
  • Benjamin James N L Sneesby
    Ben first tried skiing on a dry ski slope when he was 11 years old and quickly took to the sport. Aged 13, he was talent-spotted and invited to become one of the first members of the British Disabled...
  • Kelly Marie Gallagher
    Kelly Gallagher whose parents originally hail from Donegal and Leitrim, is a visually impaired alpine ski racer from Northern Ireland. Kelly was named to the British Disabled Ski Team in the 2008/09 ...
  • Jade Cherry Etherington
    Jade Etherington Age: 22 From: Lincoln Games attended: Debut Etherington will celebrate her 23rd birthday during the Games on Sunday, 9 March and will be hoping to mark the occasion with a ...

Winter Paralympics - Team GB Sochi

This project focuses on the athletes who are representing Great Britain at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi.

Medals

10. //photos.geni.com/p13/ea/70/0f/56/5344483bcc19d8a5/yer93pam_original.jpg Great Britain Total 6 Gold. 1 Silver. 3 Bronze. 2

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Above - Alpine Skiing Team

Back from left - James Whitley; Caroline Powell (guide to Jade); Jade Etherington; Kelly Gallagher; Charlotte Evans (Guide to Kelly ) and Mick Brennan.

Front from left - Anna Turney; Charlotte Ferrier (Guide to Millei); Millie Knight and Ben Sneesby.

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Wheelchair Curling Team

From left Robert McPherson, Aileen Neilson, Angela Malone and Gregor Ewan

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/othersports/article-2544830/ParalympicsGB-announce-team-Sochi-2014-Kelly-Gallagher-Jade-Etherington-search-gold.html#ixzz2uvWwPsIX

http://sochi.paralympics.org.uk/athletes

Team GB Athletes

Bold links are to GENi profiles, other links are to external web pages.

Alpine Skiing

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Mick Brennan

Mick started to learn adaptive skiing in November 2008 as part of his rehabilitation programme at Headley Court, following an incident while on military duty in Iraq in November 2004.

Men's Super-G - Sitting. Finished 10th 9th March 1:30.48

Men's SC Slalom (with Super-G) Run 1 Sitting - finished 9th 1:14.85

Men's Slalom 1st Run - Sitting - Disqualified

Men's Giant Slalom - sitting - 2:44.88 rank 14th

Men's SC Super-G Run, Sitting -2:40.74 Rank 8

Jade Etherington

SILVER Downhill - visually impaired - finished 2.73 seconds

BRONZE Women's Super-G - Visually Impaired

SILVER Slalom - Visually impaired

Women's SC Super-G, Visually Impaired SILVER 2:28.38

Women's Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired DNF

Jade first tried skiing during a family holiday when she was eight years old. She skied recreationally for 10 years before joining the BDST Development Squad in 2009.

Charlotte Evans

Guide to Kelly Gallagher.

Women's Downhill - visually impaired. finished 6th

Women's Super-G - Visually Impaired. GOLD 1:28.72

Women's Slalom - Visually impaired - 1st run - DNF

Women's Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired DNF

Rachael Ferrier

Guide to Millie Knight.

Women's Slalom 1st Run - Visually Impaired 1:09.87 Finished 6th

Women's Slalom 2nd Run - Visually Impaired 1:08.90 Finished 6th

Women's Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired - 3:07.34 Rank 5th

Kelly Gallagher

Women's Downhill - visually impaired. finished 6th

Women's Super-G - Visually Impaired. GOLD 1:28.72

Women's Slalom - Visually impaired - 1st run - DNF

Women's SC Super-G, Visually Impaired DNF

Women's Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired DNF

Kelly tried Alpine Skiing for the first time on a trip to Andorra when she was 17 years old. She developed a real love for the sport and was accepted onto the BDST Development Squad in 2008. In August 2009, she made her international debut at the Winter Games in New Zealand.

Millie Knight

Millie is set to make her Paralympic debut in Sochi, guided by Rachael Ferrier.

Women's Slalom 1st Run - Visually Impaired 1:09.87 Finished 6th

Women's Slalom 2nd Run - Visually Impaired 1:08.90 Finished 6th

Women's Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired- 3:07.34 Rank 5th

Caroline Powell

Guide to Jade Etherington

SILVER Downhill - visually impaired - finished 2.73 seconds

BRONZE Women's Super-G - Visually Impaired

SILVER Slalom - Visually impaired

Women's SC Super-G, Visually Impaired SILVER 2:28.38

Women's Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired DNF

Ben Sneesby

Men's Slalom 1st Run - Sitting Time: 1:01.62 (+8.88) Rank: 17

Men's Slalom 2nd Run - Sitting Time: 1:03.68 (+4.25) Rank: 10

Men's Giant Slalom 1st Run - Sitting 1:26.96 (+8.86) Rank: 21

Men's Giant Slalom 2nd Run - Sitting DNF

Ben first tried skiing on a dry ski slope when he was 11 years old and quickly took to the sport.

Anna Turney

Women's Downhill Sitting - crashed out DNF

Women's Super-G - Sitting - finished 4th 1:35.27

Women's Slalom, Sitting -

1st Run finished 6th, Overall finished 6th 2:28.33

Women's SC Super-G - Sitting

Run 1 1:19.85 Rank 4 Run 2DNF

Women's Giant Slalom - Sitting - 3:20.76 Rank 8th

Anna will represent Paralympics GB for the second time at Sochi 2014.

James Whitley

Men's Slalom 1st Run - Standing 54.84 Rank: 20

Men's Slalom 2nd Run - Standing 58.59 Rank: 15

Men's Giant Slalom - Standing 2:42.78 Rank 14

James has been skiing since he was four years old and made his international debut when he was 11. He has also represented both his school and Courchevel, where he trains, in non-disabled competition, winning six cups.

Wheelchair Curling

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Round Robin Results

WON 5 LOST 4

  1. LOST - (CAN) 6 - (GBR) 3
  2. WON - (SWE) 4 - (GBR) 6
  3. WON - (GBR) 8 - (KOR) 4
  4. WON - (SVK) 2 - (GBR) 12
  5. LOST - (GBR) 4 - (FIN) 13
  6. WON - (NOR) 3 - (GBR) 7
  7. LOST - (RUS) 11 - (GBR) 2
  8. WON - (GBR) 8 vs (USA) 7
  9. LOST - (GBR) 3 vs (CHN) 6

BRONZE

Gregor Ewan

Gregor will make his Paralympic debut at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

Tom Killin

Sochi 2014 will be Tom’s fifth Paralympic Games.

Angie Malone

Angie first started playing Wheelchair Curling in 2003 and went on to make her international debut at the 2004 World Championships in Sursee, Switzerland.

Bob McPherson

Bob will make his Paralympic debut at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

Aileen Neilson

Aileen will represent ParalympicsGB in Wheelchair Curling for the second time at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

2010 Curling Team - Great Britain (GBR)