Sochi 2014: Millie Knight picked as ParalympicsGB flagbearer

  • 6 March 2014
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Millie Knight told the BBC how it feels to be chosen to fly ParalympicsGB's flag

Fifteen-year-old skier Millie Knight will carry the Great Britain flag at Friday's Paralympic Winter Games opening ceremony in Sochi.

Millie Knight turned fifteen on the day she was chosen to compete in the Alpine Skiing sport for the Winter Games.

The young athlete said: "This is the best feeling ever! I'm so excited, I can't wait to carry the flag at the Opening Ceremony and I'm honoured to be representing ParalympicsGB alongside all of the other nations."

She added that her opportunity was a huge surprise and she is determined to make the team proud.

ParalympicsGB Head of Mission Penny Briscoe said: "At just 15 years old, this is a fantastic achievement."

She continued: "Millie is a very talented athlete and she has exciting hopes for the future, therefore she is the perfect representative for the team on this occasion. I hope that she enjoys every second of the ceremony."

Millie will be joined at the opening ceremony by her guide Rachael Ferrier in the the slalom and giant slalom events on 14 and 16 March.

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