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Gold Medal GB Paralympian Menna Fitzpatrick Returns to Chill Factore

Gold Medal GB Paralympian Menna Fitzpatrick Returns to Chill Factore

Team GB's most decorated Paralympian Menna Fitzpatrick returned to Chill Factore on 10th July to speak to local schoolchildren about her achievements at the 2018 Winter Games and her experiences on our Sponsored Athletes Programme.

The 20-year-old alpine skier won a total of four medals at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games earlier this year, including a Bronze, two Silvers and a Gold in the Slalom event with her guide, Jennifer Kehoe. 

Menna is visually impaired and has only 5% of her vision but learned to ski from the age of 5 by following her dad down the slopes on family holidays. Since then, she’s scooped a number of medals and become the first British skier to win the overall World Cup visually impaired title in Aspen in 2016.

The Sponsored Athlete Programme is an annual initiative run by our snow sports team which prides itself on recognising the talents of young local athletes in winter sports. Menna’s budding talent was recognised by the team in 2011 when she was awarded a place on the Sponsored Athletes Programme and where she trained for five years prior to being selected for Team GB.

 

7/20/2018 11:52:54 AM

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