Winter Paralympic medallist Etherington withdraws

Great Britain's four-time Winter Paralympic medallist Jade Etherington has withdrawn from her final event of the Games, the giant slalom, through illness.

Jade Etherington withdraws from her final event of the Paralympics. Credit: PA

The British Paralympic Association announced that the visually-impaired skier and her guide Caroline Powell would not bid for a fifth medal on Sunday.

Etherington has been unwell over the past 12 hours and has been under the close supervision of the ParalympicsGB chief medical officer, Dr Stuart Miller. She still felt unwell on Sunday morning, with the decision not to compete made jointly by herself, Powell and Dr Miller.

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