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Golden girl Kelly in the running for 'legend' accolade

Shortlisted: Kelly Gallagher
Shortlisted: Kelly Gallagher

By David Reed

Northern Ireland's Winter Paralympic gold medallist Kelly Gallagher has said it is an honour to be shortlisted alongside some of the UK's sporting greats in a public vote to find the National Lottery's sporting legend.

To mark 25 years of the National Lottery, the search is on to discover the UK's favourite Lottery-funded people and projects.

Gallagher, from Bangor, and her gold medal-winning guide Charlotte Evans are in the mix with 11 other leading athletes.

In 2014, Kelly won Team GB's first ever Winter Paralympic gold medal. The 34-year-old is competing for the award against the likes of Sir Mo Farah (athletics) and Sir Steve Redgrave (rowing).

"It is an honour," she said.

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