Disappointment and honour for Jade

Four-time medallist Jade Etherington Credit: PA

Lincoln's Jade Etherington has had to pull out of her final event of the Winter Paralympics in Sochi through illness.

There were great hopes that visually-impaired Jade and her guide Caroline Powell would have gone on the win a record-breaking fifth medal - and potentially their first gold -in the giant slalom. But Jade was ill last night and still felt unwell this morning.

However, she has been named as Great Britain's flag bearer for tonight's closing ceremony - illness permitting. A decision on her involvement in the ceremony at the Fisht Stadium will be made later.

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Sochi silver for Lincoln's skier Jade Etherington

Jade Etherington and guide Caroline Powell have won silver in the women's slalom for visually impaired athletes at the Winter Paralympics in Sochi.