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2022 Beijing Paralympic Games: Great Britain's Neil Simpson wins Super-G gold

Neil Simpson (R) won Paralympic GB's first gold medal at Beijing 2022 alongside his guide and brother Andrew. Yifan Ding/Getty Images for International Paralympic Committee

Great Britain's Neil Simpson won gold in the men's super-G Vision Impaired class at the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Games on Sunday.

The medal is Britain's third-ever Paralympic gold, and the first-ever gold won by a male athlete on snow. The brothers also took bronze in the super combined on Monday to take Paralympic GB's medal tally to five.

In the super-G, the 19-year old, alongside his guide and brother Andrew, finished 0.5 seconds clear of Italy's Giacomo Bertagnolli and his guide Andrea Ravelli in second.

"I could tell it was quick but I didn't know how special it was," Simpson said. "I wasn't thinking about it being a winning performance, I was just thinking that it was a good run.

"We put it all down on the line and really went for it. I am just really thrilled, it's not really sunk in yet."

It was Britain's second medal of the day after Menna Fitzpatrick her guide Gary Smith took silver in the women's race.

The medal was the 23-year-old's fifth of her career, after winning a gold, two silvers and a bronze at PyeongChang 2018, cementing her place as Britain's most decorated Winter Paralympian.

"I am feeling absolutely amazing," Fitzpatrick said. "We went out to ski well, so to come out with a silver medal and a pretty amazing title as well means we are delighted."

She added a bronze to her tally on Monday with a bronze in the super combined.