PARALYMPIC GB SKIER COULD MAKE IT TO SUMMER GAMES
18th November 2019
Millie Knight has taken up rowing. She could be one of the few athletes to compete at both Summer & Winter Paralympics.
The Winter Paralympic medallist and 2017 downhill World Champion has rekindled her love for rowing while studying at the University of Kent.
The 20-year-old visually impaired ski racer first got a taste for rowing at the age of 13 at school.
But she gave up the sport as she concentrated on skiing.
Now she’s gone back to getting up at 5am for early morning training on the water.
Her rowing coach, Joe Phillips, says he will help Millie if she wants to try to make it to the Summer Games.
“I’m a competitive person so anything I do I want to be the best at,” Millie says.
And it’s not the only summer sport Millie has recently taken up.
Watch the report by her local television channel KMTV for the full story:
Millie will be back in the GB Parasnowsport team this winter with her guide Brett Wild following injury last season.
She has recently had her four-yearly classification review, which has confirmed that her visual impairment remains the same.
4-yearly classification review – photo Millie Knight
All of us at PlanetSKI wish Millie a successful winter on the slopes and summer on the water.
Millie Knight and guide Brett Wild in 2016
Millie is a great friend of ours here at PlanetSKI.
See here as our editor, James Cove, reported on her successes a couple of years back:
Millie and James