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Jade Etherington makes history with fourth medal

Visually impaired Lincoln paralympian Jade Etherington achieved her fourth medal at the Winter Paralympics in Sochi.

The achievement makes Jade the most successful GB Winter Paralympian in history.

Alongside her guide Caroline Powell, Jade won her third silver medal for Great Britain in the Women’s Super Combined Downhill on Friday, March 14.

Jade clocked in a time of two minutes 28.38 seconds, but was pipped to the gold spot by Russia’s Aleksandra Frantceva.

As previously reported, the 23-year-old claimed a bronze in the visually impaired Super-G skiing event, and two silver medals in downhill skiing and the slalom.

Jade, who suffers from glaucoma and Axenfeld Syndrome, skied recreationally for 10 years before joining the British Disabled Ski Team’s Development Squad in 2009.

Screen shot of Jade Etherington and her guide Caroline Powell in action on March 14.
Screen shot of Jade Etherington and her guide Caroline Powell in action on March 14.