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Gallagher, who graduated from the University with a Mathematics degree in 2006, took gold in the visually impaired Alpine Skiing Super G event at the Sochi Games with guide Charlotte Evans.
University of Bath graduate Kelly Gallagher will demonstrate both her ability and her trust in guide Charlotte Evans when she competes at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.
A crowd, including Olympians from other sports, gathered around the big screen at the University of Bath’s Sports Training Village to cheer her on in her two runs today.
The 25 year old, who is a close friend and tenant of Vancouver Games gold medallist Amy Williams, went in to the final run with a comfortable lead of 0.78 seconds from the American Noelle Pikus-Pace.
It was a lead she didn’t relinquish and despite a strong fight by the other contenders Lizzy put in a great time of 58.09. Although it was not a smooth as she might have liked, it was her second fastest run of the competition.
The quartet, the last British athletes to compete at the Games, ended their campaign in fifth, just half a second off the Russian Federation 1 crew that took gold and 0.11 seconds off the bronze medal position.
After yesterday’s success for British Skeleton in the women’s competition, this afternoon saw the conclusion of the men’s contest at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
University of Bath PhD student Dominic Parsons put in a solid performance to finish in 10th place on his Olympic debut.
The duo, who do part of their training at the University of Bath, maintained their solid start from yesterday’s heats to post a total time of 3:54.24.
Yarnold, who trains with British Skeleton at the University of Bath, leads the field after two of the four runs in Sochi.
Team-mate Shelley Rudman, a University of Bath graduate, is currently 11th.
The 25-year-old clocked the fastest time on each of today’s two runs at the Sanki Sliding Centre and goes into the final two heats tomorrow with a hefty 0.44-second advantage over Noelle Pikus-Pace of the USA in second.
Pickering was forced to withdraw from the GB team for Sochi after suffering a back injury at a pre-Games preparation camp in Germany.
Cool as you like, the 25-year-old reported: “It was good fun out there today.”
And the 25-year-old is already enjoying soaking up the Olympic atmosphere at her first Games.
And there’s more…
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