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Heather Mills could join Team GB

Sir Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills could be heading to the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games as a competitor.

The 42-year-old, who lost part of her left leg in a road accident in 1993, has been offered a trial in the British disabled ski team's development squad for the games in Sochi, Russia.

British team manager Dave Chugg told the BBC: "Heather is only at the first stage of a journey that we hope will lead to her becoming a full squad member.

"She has made clear her ambition to represent Great Britain in adaptive ski racing and approached the British disabled ski team to try out for our development squad.

"During the trial period with the development squad she will have the opportunity to develop her skills and follow a set programme both inside and outside of our squad setting.

"This will allow us to judge her progression from her current standard of being a very good recreational skier towards becoming a racer.

"At the end of that trial period we will make a further assessment based on how far she has improved and on her comparative performance with established racers and other development skiers.

"She has been invited on to the development team for the trial period because she is outside the usual age and ski profile for the team. However, she has shown good levels of fitness and determination."


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