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AWARD FOR MENNA & JEN - Jane Peel, Chief Reporter
Tuesday October 16, 2018 - Email this article to a friend

GB's most decorated Winter Paralympians, the visually-impared skier Menna Fitzpatrick + her guide Jennifer Kehoe, pick up another gong.


 


The pair has won the Women of the Year Outstanding Achievement Award.

The organisers said the couple had won for overcoming stereotypes and becoming Britain's most successful female Paralympians.

The award was presented at a lunch on Monday 15th October.

The former wheelchair racer and multiple Paralympic and World Champion, Tanni Grey-Thompson, made the presentation.

Outstanding achievement awardUK Sport chair Katherine Grainger with Menna & Jen and Tanni Grey-Thompson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The pair later showed off their trophy on Twitter:

It's been quite a year for Menna & Jen.

They won four medals at the Pyeongchang Paralympics in March.

Their gold medal in the slalom was the only gold of the games for GB.

They also won two silvers and a bronze.

Fitzpatrick was chosen to carry the flag at the closing ceremony.

Winter Paralympics closing ceremonyAt the closing ceremony

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And in June, Fitzpatrick and Kehoe were made MBEs in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

At 20, Fitzpatrick was the youngest person on the Honours list.

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Menna Fitzpatrick & Jen KehoeMenna & Jen in action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We hope to be bringing you an interview with the pair later this autumn.

In the meantime, all of us at PlanetSKI congratulate you both on your latest award.

See here for the main PlanetSKI news page with all the latest stories from the mountains.

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