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Heather Mills abandons Sochi 2014 bid

Dec 17, 2013, 11:29 AM EDT

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Heather Mills, the former model and ex-wife of Paul McCartney, gave up hope of skiing in the Sochi 2014 Paralympics due to injury and equipment problems.

Mills, 45, had her left leg amputated below the knee in 1993 after a collision with a police motorcycle. She married McCartney in 2000, and the couple divorced in 2008.

She joined the British development ski team in 2010 and won a silver medal in an international event in New Zealand in August.

Mills gave up hope one day after IPC Skiing, the sport’s international governing body, informed the British team that Mills’ equipment needed to be amended before she could compete again, according to the BBC.

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  1. seanb20124 - Dec 17, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Silky skills Heather Mills. That was the chant Liverpool. Did When Areenals Eduardo came back from gruesome leg injury.

  2. RoyHobbs39 - Dec 18, 2013 at 7:47 AM

    Any word on how her equipment needed to be amended? Does it give the person who is skiing with only one leg too much of an advantage??

  3. csilojohnson - Dec 18, 2013 at 7:58 AM

    Agreed. Article very lacking on details about equip modification….

  4. Nick Zaccardi - Dec 18, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    BBC has details here … http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/disability-sport/25416158

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