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A visually-impaired skier from Northern Ireland who won Great Britain's first Winter Paralympic gold has been named in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Kelly Gallagher, 29, triumphed in the super giant slalom event at Sochi in March.She and her guide Charlotte Evans become MBEs for services to sport for people with a visual impairment. Gallagher has oculocutaneous albinism, a condition with affects the pigment in her hair, skin and eyes.
The sportswoman from Bangor in County Down started skiing for the first time when she was 17 on a trip to Andorra and began working with Evans, from Kent, in late 2010, just months after finishing fourth in the Giant Slalom at the Vancouver Games with previous guide Claire Robb.
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It takes Britain's Paralympic medal tally in Sochi to six.
Jade Etherington has won silver in the visually-impaired super combined skiing event at the Sochi Olympics, taking her medal haul to four.
The medal followed second-placed finishes in the slalom and the downhill events and bronze in the super-G.
Etherington and her guide Caroline Powell have now become the first Britons to win four medals at one Winter Paralympics. by taking second place in the super-G.
They have one more event to come - the giant slalom on Sunday - which will give them a chance to win a GB record fifth Paralympic medal.
Team GB's Paralympic athletes have congratulated Kelly Gallagher and guide Charlotte Evans after they won Great Britain's first ever gold medal at the Winter Paralympics in the Super-G event in Sochi.
Kelly Gallagher and guide Charlotte Evans told ITV News it was "amazing" to win gold at Sochi.
Kelly said: "We have had a really tough start to Sochi. We competed in downhill the other day and it just didn't go our way. We had to dig so deep within ourselves, and work so hard, to try and find the faith and motivation to try to come back today.
"It's worked out really, really well, so we are kind of on a high now. We will see what's happening for the rest of Sochi.
"To win gold - it's amazing. Some people only get one shot at one race. Today we took our shot and did great - I am so happy."
David Cameron has congratulated Kelly Gallagher on winning Great Britain's first ever gold medal at the Winter Paralympics.
Many congratulations to Kelly Gallagher - winning Britain's first ever Paralympic gold with victory in the Super-G. #GoParalympicsGB.
Kelly Gallagher and guide Charlotte Evans have won Great Britain's first ever gold medal at the Winter Paralympics with victory in the women's visually-impaired super-G in Sochi.
Jade Etherington and guide Caroline Powell won bronze.
David Cameron was among a host of names congratulating Britain's Jade Etherington, after the the British skier won the women's visually impaired downhill:
Proud of Jade Etherington, who won silver in the women's visually impaired downhill in Sochi. #GoParalympicsGB.
A host of others took to the social network to tweet their thanks. Eventually, Etherington herself tweeted, though her celebrations were understated:
We've won a Downhill medal!!!!!!! It's Silver :))))