Psychology student Millie Knight wins Downhill Skiing bronze in Winter Paralympics

Gary Hughes
Psychology student and downhill skier Millie Knight

The University congratulates Psychology student Millie Knight for her bronze medal win at the Winter Paralympics.

Twenty-three year old Millie, who has been visually impaired from a young age, and her guide Brett Wild, were also Britain’s first medal winners of the Beijing event. She told the BBC:

‘This bronze is something very special. It ranks above our silver four years ago in Pyeongchang.

‘We have gone through some tough things and it has changed us.

‘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 him.

‘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, especially with the standard at the moment.

‘I feel like I’m on cloud nine and I just genuinely can’t believe that this is happening to us.’

Millie is part of the University’s Sports Scholarship programme and uses the campus facilities for strength and training sessions, as well as the Physiotherapy Clinic.