Second Paralympic silver for Jade Etherington

Jade Etherington along with and her guide Caroline Powell. Photo: Dennis Grombkowski

Jade Etherington along with and her guide Caroline Powell. Photo: Dennis Grombkowski

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Bourne’s para-alpine skier Jade Etherington has won silver in the Slalom this morning (Wednesday) at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

The skier was hoping to complete her full set of medals in her first Paralympics after starting the second run of the Slalom in first place however it was not to be.

Minor errors on the top of the course in her second run saw her finish in an aggregate time of 2:01.89, just +0.65 behind winner Aleksandra Frantceva who had a stunning second run to go first with just Etherington left to take on the course.

The medal is Etherington’s third of the Games, after she won silver in the Downhill on Saturday and bronze in the Super-G on Monday.

After the first of two runs in the technical Slalom partially-sighted Etherington, 23, and her guide Caroline Powell had a lead of +0.55 seconds over Russia’s Frantceva in second.

The British pair took full advantage of being the first out the gate on the fresh snow in the first run to beautifully traverse the slope in tight formation and lay down a time of 1:00.87.

As the pair crossed the line they could be heard celebrating over the radio system they use to communicate on when tackling the course.

Great Britain’s Kelly Gallagher who won Great Britain’s first gold in the Super-G on Monday fell for a second time in two days in the Slalom earlier.

Great Britain’s flag bearer at the opening ceremony 15-year-old Millie Knight finished fifth overall.

The bronze medal was won by Slovakia’s Henrieta Farkasova.