Bath graduate wins hat-trick of medals

27th February 2013

University of Bath graduate Kelly Gallagher has netted three medals at the International Paralympic Committee Alpine Skiing World Championships in Spain.
Gallagher is a visually impaired athlete who graduated from the University with a Mathematics degree in 2006.  She was partnered by guide Charlotte Evans at the championships in La Molina.
The pair rounded off their campaign by claiming silver in the Super Combined, an event that combines one speed and one technical event.
It followed a bronze in the women’s downhill on the opening day of the championships and a silver medal in the Super-G.
The World Championships were the last major Alpine skiing competition before the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. 
Afterwards Gallagher said: “Now it’s back to training for our ultimate goal, which is Sochi."
Gallagher just missed out on the medals at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games, finishing fourth in the giant slalom.
In 2011 she made a piece of history when she became the first British athlete to win a World Championship medal in a Paralympic Alpine event, taking silver in the women’s visually-impaired slalom.