Team Britain adds two more bronze medals to Paralympic Winter Games tally


The British team took their medal tally for the Beijing Paralympic Winter Games to five with bronze medals in the visually impaired men’s and women’s super combined.

First, Menna Fitzpatrick doubled her medal count in China with a third-place finish before Neil Simpson, gold medalist this weekend, followed suit.

Fitzpatrick, 23, had previously won silver in the Super-G with new guide Gary Smith, who she partnered with after his regular guide tested positive for Covid.

The duo had lost the medals in fifth position in the opening round of the super combined, the Super-G.

But a blistering run in the slalom gave Fitzpatrick, who has only five percent visibility, a second medal of the Games and the sixth of his Paralympic career.

Her teammate Millie Knight finished agonizingly just outside the medals in fourth place behind Fitzpatrick with her guide Brett Wild.

Simpson and his brother Andrew, like Fitzpatrick and Smith, had finished fifth after the Super-G but clung to the medal thanks to a strong slalom run.

The result puts Great Britain 10th in the medal table on day three of the Games with one gold, one silver and three bronze today.

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