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Jade Etherington claims her third silver medal at Sochi Winter Paralympics

By JohnPakey  |  Posted: March 14, 2014

Jade Etherington (left) and her guide Caroline Powell with their silver medals from the downhill event

Jade Etherington (left) and her guide Caroline Powell with their silver medals from the downhill event

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Jade Etherington claimed silver in the combined event at the Winter Paralympics in Sochi.

The 23-year-old visually impaired skier from Lincolnshire set a total time of two minutes 28.38 seconds with her guide Caroline Powell to put her in the running for gold.

However, Russian Aleksandra Frantceva snuck in to take top spot by 0.63 of a second.

“That was a tough run, it hurt. We managed to pull back a couple of seconds. There wasn’t any huge mistakes,” said Etherington.

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“It was so close to get to the gold. It still hurts the same. We still got the medal and still had a good run, so we are happy with that.

“I really wanted to go for it, we fought all the way. We took a really good line, we still got a silver medal. We have medalled in every race, so we cannot complain.”

It is Etherington's fourth medal of the Games for Team GB.

She opened Britain's account by claiming silver in the downhill event.

This was followed by bronze in the Super-G and then silver in the slalom.

Etherington's haul means that she has contributed to four of the five medals claimed by Great Britain at the games.

Great Britain’s only other medal came when her team-mate Kelly Gallagher and her guide Charlotte Evans claimed gold in the super-g event.

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