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HONOURS FOR MENNA & JEN - Jane Peel, Chief Reporter
Saturday June 9, 2018 - Email this article to a friend

Paralympic ski champion Menna Fitzpatrick & her guide Jen Kehoe are made MBEs in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Others in snowsports are recognised.

The pair won Team GB's only gold medal at the games in Pyeongchang in March, taking the visually-impaired slalom title to add to two silvers and a bronze.

They became Britain's most decorated Winter Paralympians.

Fitzpatrick, who at 20 is the youngest person on the Birthday Honours list, carried the flag at the Pyeongchang closing ceremony.

Paralympics closing ceremonyAt the Paralympics closing ceremony




















The winning duo will soon be heading for Buckingham Palace again.

They posted this photo after they were invited to the Queen's home to present 50 Duke of Edingburgh gold award winners with their certificates.

Menna & JenAt Buckingham Palace
















There are also honours for the double Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold and the Chef de Mission at both the Sochi and Pyeongchang Games, Mike Hay.

Yarnold is upgraded from MBE to become an OBE.

The 29-year-old became the first Briton to successfully defend a Winter Olympics title when she took gold in Pyeongchang in Feburary.

Lizzy Yarnold being interviewedLizzy Yarnold interviewed after her Olympic gold

Mike Hay becomes an OBE.

He had been made an MBE after coaching the GB women's curling team to gold at the Salt Lake City Winter Games in 2002.

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