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Fitzpatrick & Kehoe start 2018 with double silver

Fitzpatrick & Kehoe start 2018 with double silver
alpine skiing

Great Britain's Menna Fitzpatrick and her guide Jennifer Kehoe took double silver in their first World Cup race of the year in Veysonnaz.

The pair, who have been picked in ParalympicsGB's squad for the Winter Paralympics, finished behind Slovakia's Henrieta Farkasova and Natalia Subrtova in the giant slalom on day one as they continue their preparations for Pyeongchang.

Tuesday's and Wedenesday's action was called off because of adverse weather conditions, but they returned with a bang on Thursday to again take silver behind Farkasova and Subrtova in the slalom.

“It was a bit disappointing not to compete in two of the races this week, but we took the opportunity to rest and recover well to bring our A-Game into today’s slalom race,” said Fitzpatrick.

“Delays and cancellations do happen in our sport, so it’s good to ‘rehearse’ how to deal with them ahead of the Paralympics.”

Fitzpatrick and Kehoe became the first Brits to win the overall VI World Cup title in 2016 and finished 2017 off in style with a quartet of medals at the first World Cup of the season in December.