Winter Paralympics 2014: Jade Etherington and Caroline Powell ready to risk all for elusive gold
Wednesday 12 March 2014
Britain's Jade Etherington and Caroline Powell are prepared to sacrifice a fourth Winter Paralympics medal to chase their dream of a gold after slalom success slipped through their fingers.
Visually impaired skier Etherington and guide Powell claimed their third medal from as many events on their Games debut, but could not hide their intense frustration at having to settle for silver, their second from Sochi. They were also runners-up in the downhill and collected a bronze in the super-G.
The pair were in pole position in the slalom after the first run, but Russia's Aleksandra Frantceva turned around a 0.55 second deficit on the second to win by 0.65sec. "We were aiming for the gold and we didn't get it," Etherington said.
Now the Britons are willing to risk everything in pursuit of revenge. They are one of only three pairs left in the super combined, which will be completed tomorrow with the super-G. Just finishing would guarantee another medal, but, comfortably in second, they are determined to make up the 3.12sec gap on Frantceva.
Olympic diver has made his modelling debut for Adidas
Nottingham Forest vs Fulham match report: Britt Assombalonga hat-trick deepens Felix Magath's gloom
Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal player ratings: How did Ozil and Welbeck do in Germany?
Colombian women's cycling team kit that makes wearer appear naked is branded 'unacceptable' by UCI president
Bayern Munich vs Manchester City player ratings: Joe Hart? Thomas Muller? Jerome Boateng? Who was the star man?
Chelsea vs Schalke player ratings: Cesc Fabregas? Didier Drogba? Klaas-Jan Huntelaar? Who was the star man?
- 2 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 3 'Necrophilia-obsessed' girl among double murder accused in three-way sex case
- 4 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'