Millie Knight to be Great Britain flagbearer6th March 2014
Millicent Knight has been chosen to carry the flag for the GB team at the opening ceremony of the Winter Paralympics at Sochi.
Millie has been selected in the Great Britain Paralympic skiing team. At just 15 she is the youngest ever British Winter Paralympian.
She has had a most successful season, winning two silver medals in Holland, two golds in Austria before Christmas and two afterwards, and managing two fourth-place finishes in Europa Cup races.
Millie competes in the B2 category for partially sighted athletes. Her main aim had been to be in the team for South Korea in 2018, but she has been so successful that she has achieved her ambition four years early.
Fourteen OKS have appeared in the Olympic Games: see King's and the Olympic Games. Millie is the first to compete while still at school.
Photo: Jason Dodd.