Neil Simpson claimed Britain’s first gold medal of the 2022 Beijing Winter Paralympics

Neil Simpson claimed Britain’s first gold medal of the 2022 Beijing Winter Paralympics with victory in the men’s Super-G vision impaired class.

The 19-year-old, who is guided by his brother Andrew, finished 0.40 seconds

then had to wait at the foot of the hill to see if anybody else could beat his time. 

Initially when we came down and Andrew said we had gone in to first place

there was a bit of an anxious wait,” said Simpson

who was born with nystagmus, which causes involuntary eye movements.

I wasn’t thinking about it being a winning performance

I was just thinking that it was a good run. 

We put it all down on the line and really went for it and I’m just very happy with the performance.”

His guide Andrew told Channel 4: “It’s amazing to win it with my brother. 

It’s something we’ve been working towards for a long, long time, and you know

even to get to the Paralympics is a real honour.”

Neil Simpson said that it was an advantage having his brother as his guide


cLICK BELOW FOR MORE NEWS

Click Here