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Disability Sport Wales Awards 2022: Menna Fitzpatrick named athlete of the year

Visually-impaired skier Menna Fitzpatrick was named athlete of the year at the 2022 Disability Sport Wales awards. Fitzpatrick, 24, won silver and bronze at the Beijing Paralympics to cement her status as Britain's most-decorated Winter Paralympian. Paralympic medallists Beth Munro and Paul Karabardak were also shortlisted for the top prize.
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Winter Paralympics: Britain's Menna Fitzpatrick finishes fourth in slalom

Britain's Menna Fitzpatrick missed out on another Winter Paralympic medal by 0.45 seconds as she finished fourth in the visually impaired slalom. The defending champion was fifth - 0.87secs off the podium - after her first run in Beijing. But despite a superb second run with guide Gary Smith, she...
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Menna Fitzpatrick falls just short of third Winter Paralympics medal in Beijing

Menna Fitzpatrick narrowly missed out on a third medal at the Beijing Winter Paralympics on the penultimate day of the 2022 Games.ParalympicsGB’s most decorated athlete had already claimed silver in the super-G and bronze in the visually impaired super combined in China when she stepped out at Yanqing National Alpine Skiing Centre for the women’s slalom vision impaired race.Defending champion from Pyeongchang four years ago, Fitzpatrick’s first run saw her place fifth and despite an impressive second run, the 23-year-old had to settle for fourth behind Alexandra Rexova by 0.45 of a second.That final finish line feeling. 🙌Overnight in the...
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Winter Paralympics: Menna Fitzpatrick and Neil Simpson both win super combined bronze

Britain's Menna Fitzpatrick with guide Gary Smith and brothers Neil and Andrew Simpson have won their second medals at the Beijing Winter Paralympics. The GB pairings finished third in their respective visually impaired super combined events. Both pairs followed up their opening super-G runs with solid slalom displays to add...

Menna Fitzpatrick and Neil Simpson add to Winter Paralympics medal haul

Skiers Menna Fitzpatrick and Neil Simpson both claimed their second medals of the Winter Paralympics in Beijing on Monday.Simpson, who won gold in the vision impaired Super-G on Sunday, followed that by taking bronze in the Super Combined event.The 19-year-old Scot, who is guided by his brother Andrew, was left with work to do after a mistake on the Super-G but moved up to third after a strong performance in slalom.And it’s BRONZE for Neil and Andrew Simpson!!!What a debut Games for these two.What a Monday morning!#WinterParalympics #Beijing2022 pic.twitter.com/l3WnvHWi1H— ParalympicsGB (@ParalympicsGB) March 7, 2022Simpson said: “I think, with the mistake...
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Winter Paralympics: Menna Fitzpatrick and Millie Knight named among GB team

Defending Paralympic champion Menna Fitzpatrick and fellow Pyeongchang medallist Millie Knight have been named in a 20-strong Great Britain ski and snowboard team for the Beijing Games. Fitzpatrick, who won slalom gold four years ago, will be competing with new guide Katie Guest in the visually-impaired events. Knight, who won...
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Menna Fitzpatrick column: Downhill fears and Norway cheers

Para-skier Menna Fitzpatrick became Britain's most successful Winter Paralympian, along with guide Jen Kehoe, when they won gold, two silvers and a bronze at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. Now working with new guide Katie Guest, she is aiming for the 2022 Games in Beijing, which start on 4 March, where she will bid to add to her medal tally. This is her second BBC Sport column.
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Menna Fitzpatrick and Katie Guest win World slalom gold

Britain's Menna Fitzpatrick and guide Katie Guest made the most of their opportunities to win the women's visually-impaired slalom event at the World Para Snow Sports Championships. The pair, who won silver in Tuesday's super combined, were third after Saturday's opening run in Lillehammer. But a superb second run saw...
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Menna Fitzpatrick column: How do you choose a guide for a visually impaired skier?

Para-skier Menna Fitzpatrick became Britain's most successful Winter Paralympian, along with guide Jen Kehoe, when they won gold, two silvers and a bronze at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. She is aiming for the 2022 Games in Beijing, which start on 4 March, where she will bid to add to her medal tally. This is her first BBC Sport column.