Able Seaman Brett Wild (right) and Millie Knight (left) celebrate their silver medal win
Able Seaman Brett Wild (right) and Millie Knight (left) celebrate their silver medal win (Picture: Paralympics GB).
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Winter Paralympics: Royal Navy guide Brett Wild wins GB's first medal

Able Seaman Brett Wild (right) and Millie Knight (left) celebrate their silver medal win
Able Seaman Brett Wild (right) and Millie Knight (left) celebrate their silver medal win (Picture: Paralympics GB).

Royal Navy ski guide Able Seaman Brett Wild has won Team GB's first medal at the 2022 Winter Paralympic Games in Beijing.

He guided Millie Knight to bronze in the Women's Downhill Visually Impaired race.

Elsewhere in the event, RAF ski guide Corporal Gary Smith finished in fifth with his partner Menna Fitzpatrick.

AB Wild's partnership with Knight resulted in a time of 1:23.20 at the Yanqing National Alpine Centre.

Knight, who is competing at her third Paralympic Games, said: "Crossing the line with a smile on my face was our number one goal - we genuinely didn't believe we were at the level that would get us a medal

"This bronze is something very special.

“Brett's belief and confidence in me has very much inspired me and made me want to do it not just for me, my family friends and sponsors but for Brett. 

“This medal ranks above our silver four years ago in PyeongChang - we are very different people and have gone through some tough things and it's changed us."

Wild celebrated the medal on Twitter, saying: "Lost my voice but worth it."