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Sports Personality of the Year 2014: Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans

Meet visually impaired Sochi 2014 gold medallist Kelly Gallagher and her guide Charlotte Evans, watch their sporting highlight and find out who would get their vote in Sports Personality of the Year logo
Published: Monday, 24th November 2014 at 6:30 pm

FINEST HOUR Together winning Paralympic GB’s first-ever winter gold medal, in the visually impaired Super-G in Sochi.


WHAT THE COMMENTATOR SAID “It’s gold for Kelly Gallagher. Britain has its first Winter Paralympic gold. I can hardly believe it.”


"You can’t not be a golf fan if you’re from Northern Ireland. I can’t imagine the pressure Rory McIlroy’s under, but he still went out and performed. I’m from the next town along; he’s from Hollywood and I’m from Bangor. I’ve never met him, so it’s going to be great craic.

"My guide Charlotte Evans will be coming up on stage with me; she’s not being left out. We won gold together, we do drugs tests together, we get down the slope together. Not to sound like Liam Neeson, but her ‘very particular set of skills’ makes us what we are!

"I’d never seen the words 'legacy' and 'inspiration' in action until I came home from Sochi. After the reaction we had, those words now mean something."


Read the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014 shortlist in full


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