Paralympic Heroes on Queen’s Honours List

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Words by Colette Carr 

Menna Fitzpatrick and Jennifer Kehoe’s stunning PyeongChang legacy continued with the pair appearing on the Queen’s birthday Honours List, with former wheelchair basketballer Simon Munn also being made an MBE. 

The alpine skiers, who are Britain’s most decorated Winter Paralympians, were GB’s flag bearers for the closing ceremony following their haul of a gold, double silver and a bronze in South Korea. 

Twenty-year-old Fitzpatrick is the youngest on the May list and is in the company of other huge sporting legends including Scottish football hero Kenny Dalglish, winter Olympian Lizzie Yarnold and boxer Anthony Joshua. 

The Welsh star and guide Kehoe, who found out about the accolade three weeks ago, didn’t have long to celebrate as they travelled to the Netherlands to train in Europe’s largest indoor ski slope ahead of next year’s World Championships. 

Seven-time Paralympian Munn has been rewarded for his services to wheelchair basketball after picking up Paralympic silver for GB in Atlanta, and Syndey, Athens and Rio bronzes.