Paralympian Kelly Gallagher named in Queen's Honours

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.

Kelly Gallagher, 29, triumphed in the super giant slalom event at Sochi in March. Credit: PA

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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