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Paralympic Winter Games: Neil Simpson wins Beijing 2022’s first British gold medal

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eil Simpson gave the performance of a lifetime to win Britain’s first gold medal at the Paralympic Games in Beijing.

The 19-year-old Scottish skier, guided by his brother Andrew, clinched Paralympic gold in the men’s super-G event for the visually impaired by finishing nearly half a second ahead of the field.

“We came in with a clear game plan and it worked out pretty well,” the delighted teenager said. .

“I could tell it was fast, but I didn’t know how special it was. I’m really happy, it’s not really understood yet.

“At first when we arrived there was a bit of an anxious wait. I didn’t think it was a winning performance, I just thought it was a good race.

“Andrew was screaming and screaming. I said, ‘Yeah, maybe a podium’. It’s just that expectation. It’s so high – it’s almost indescribable.

Paralympic Winter Games medal table

The country

Gold

Money

Bronze

Total

1

China

6

4

6

16

2

Ukraine

3

3

1

7

3

Japan

2

0

2

4

4

Slovakia

2

0

0

2

5

Austria

1

2

1

4

6

Canada

1

1

4

6

7

France

1

1

1

3

7

Britain

1

1

1

3

Table correct at 12:00 GMT Sunday March 6, 2022


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