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Gallagher late addition in ParalympicsGB team

Gallagher late addition in ParalympicsGB team
All smiles: Charlotte Evans and Kelly Gallagher after collecting their gold medals

Sochi 2014 gold medalist Kelly Gallagher MBE and guide Gary Smith have been named in ParalympicsGB's alpine skiing team for PyeongChang.

Gallagher became the first athlete ever in Olympic or Paralympic competition to become champion on the snow, topping the podium with former guide Charlotte Evans.

The late announcements will compete against Millie Knight and Menna Fitzpatrick at the Games, who will be there with guides Brett Wild and Jennifer Kehoe.

Gallagher has endured a difficult ride to PyeongChang, suffering multiple injuries as a result of a crash in training ahead of the 2017 World Championships, but recovered in time to stake her claim for a place.

Speaking about her inclusion, Gallagher said: "I’m absolutely delighted to be selected for ParalympicsGB for my third Games alongside Gary.

"The journey to PyeongChang has not been an easy one for me and while I’m still hopeful that I will have the opportunity to defend my title and contest all events, Gary and I will work really hard to ensure we’re in the best place we can be for the Games and make sure every day counts before our first race.”

Britain's team now has 16 athletes for the Winter Games in March, with further opportunities for selection remaining.