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I have been skiing since the age of 6 and have loved every minute of it.

In 2011, I was invited to join the British Disabled Ski Team Development Squad and started racing in November 2012 with my Mum as my guide.

Since then things have changed a great deal and I now have a wonderful guide in Brett Wild. He is in the Royal Navy and has been released for the next 4 years to guide me to the Paralympic games in Beijing 2022. We get on so well and I really can trust him to get me down a mountain safely and fast.

We also have a team of coaches, physiotherapists, a psychologist and managers, who are all helping us to reach our potential as Alpine skiers.

I was lucky enough to go to The Sochi Paralympics in 2014 and compete for Great Britain in the Slalom and Giant Slalom, where I came 5th in both events. I also carried the flag at the opening ceremony.

Sochi was a fantastic rehearsal for the Pyeongchang games, where my guide, Brett Wild and I were proud to have won three medals.

I have competed in two Winter Paralympics and two World Championships.

Our next big goal is Beijing in 2022 but there will be plenty of challenges between then and now!

Skiing blind…

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My Story

When I was just a year old I had an infection in my right eye and lost the majority of sight in that eye. Five years later the same thing happened in my left eye. So my sight is now pretty rubbish.

I started skiing at this time and really got the bug and ended up being a little obsessive about it. I contacted the charity, Disability Snowsports UK and spoke to Sean Rose at the ski show in London 2010 and it snowballed from there on.

My Achievements

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Pyeongchang Success!

Downhill

Super G

Slalom

Millie Knight Racer Ready 2020 Parasport athlete of the year

Racer Ready 2020 Parasport athlete of the year

Brett and I are incredibly proud to have won the 2020 Parasport athlete of the year award in the inaugural Racer Ready Awards.

Thank you to everyone who has helped me with my passion/obsession for skiing and supported me during the 2018 Winter Paralympics in South Korea.

Next stop…the Beijing Winter Paralympics!

Meet the team

Find out more about all the people behind the scenes that keep me skiing
The Paralympics
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