Para Alpine World Championships: Menna Fitzpatrick & Jen Kehoe win women's downhill gold

Menna Fitzpatrick and Jen Kehoe with their Paralympic gold medals
Menna Fitzpatrick (right) was the youngest person to be named on the Queen's birthday honours list in June 2018

Britain's Menna Fitzpatrick and guide Jen Kehoe won gold in the women's visually impaired downhill at the Para Alpine World Championships.

They were followed by compatriots Kelly Gallagher and her guide Gary Smith, who took silver in Sella Nevea, Italy.

Fitzpatrick, 20, and Kehoe, 35, now have three medals this Championships after success in the giant slalom and slalom in Slovenia earlier this month.

Last year the pair took gold in the slalom at the Winter Paralympics.

They are the first British skiers to win both Paralympic and world titles.

"We didn't have a great training run this morning but we skied better and quicker in the actual race run, which made us pretty happy," said Fitzpatrick.

"We're actually delighted because it's the first downhill race that we have finished since the World Cup races in Canada in February last year, so it is a pretty big finish for us."

Success for Gallagher, 33 - Britain's first Winter Paralympic gold medallist - comes after a long road to recovery from a high-speed crash in 2017.

Both pairs will compete in Thursday's super combined.

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