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Lincoln Paralympian Jade Etherington wins silver medal

An athlete from Lincoln has won the first silver medal for Team GB at the Winter Paralympics in Sochi for downhill skiing.

Jade Etherington won Britain’s first Winter Paralympic medal since 2006 and also became the first British woman to win a Winter Paralympic medal on the snow.

Jade, who suffers from glaucoma and Axenfeld Syndrome, and her guide Caroline Powell clocked one minute 34.28 seconds at Rosa Khutor in the visually impaired downhill skiing.

They came second to Slovakia’s Henrieta Farkasova and guide Natalia Subrtova, by 2.73 seconds.

The Sochi 2014 Paralympics are Jade Etherington’s first ever Games.