Caroline Powell - Noteworthy People

If you link on to the category  ‘Noteworthy People’, it lists national and international famous people who have a connection to Laindon and the surrounding district. Caroline is another I believe should be added to this list.
Powell was born in Basildon in 1994 and was skiing by the age of two. She first appeared for the British ski team at Champery, Les Crosets in January 2010. She is a qualified ski instructor and coach.
At the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games, as guide for visually impaired skier Jade Etherington, she won silver medals in the women’s downhill, women’s slalom and women’s combined skiing events, as well as winning a bronze medal in the women’s super-G.
After winning a silver medal in the Super-G, visually impaired event on 14 March 2014, she and Jade Etherington became Great Britain’s most successful female Winter Paralympians, and the first Britons to win four medals at one Paralympics.
Caroline is currently a ski instructor in Verbier, Switzerland but while she was learning her trade, she lived at Reed Pond Walk on the Badgers Estate, Langdon Hills. If anybody remembers her, I would love to hear from them.

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