Base Olympic duo get off to a flyer in South Korea
Howzat then? Millie Knight and Brett Wild celebrate their success at the Paralympic Games in South Korea.
March 9, 2018 – A Royal Navy Submariner from Faslane who went to the Winter Paralympics as guide to the youngest member of the British Team has picked up two medals.
HM Naval Base Clyde based submariner Brett Wild won two silver medals with partially sighted skier Millie Knight.
Millie Knight and Brett Wild claimed their medals after finishing second in the downhill.
“This time four years ago I was sitting in the crowd watching. I thought if one day I could be that good it would be amazing,” Knight told BBC Sport.
“To get two silvers on day one and two is fantastic. I can’t believe it has happened again.”
Knight’s downhill medal on Saturday, a year after suffering concussion in a race crash, has clearly boosted the 19-year-old’s confidence.
Knight and Wild were the first to tackle the course, which has similar speed and technical features to the downhill, on Sunday morning and they set the standard at one minute, 33.76 seconds.
Millie has just 5% vision and communicates with Bret guides during races via a Bluetooth headset.
The guides also wear orange bibs for easier recognition on the slopes.