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02 November 2018

Menna & Jen MBE meet the Queen

It has certainly been a day to remember for Paralympic gold medallists Menna Fitzpatrick and Jen Kehoe.

The golden duo were at Windsor Castle this morning to receive their MBEs from Her Majesty The Queen after being named in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

"It's the icing on the cake - it's the highest honour that anyone could get," said Fitzpatrick, who at 20 was the youngest person awarded an honour in June. "It's amazing for it to be presented to us by The Queen."

Kehoe, a currently-servicing officer in the Royal Engineers, was also beaming with pride after the ceremony.

"As someone who serves in the military, being awarded an MBE for serving my country in sport, having received a medal for serving in Afghanistan, it makes me really proud on both plains," she said.

The ceremony completed a fantastic couple of days for the Para Alpine skiers after last night being awarded the The Times and Sunday Times Disability Sportswoman of the Year Award in London.

The four-time medallists from PyeongChang beat out a quality field of Paralympic and World champions who were all victorious at this year’s Commonwealth Games: Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott (track cycling), Alice Tai (swimming), Sophie Hahn (athletics) and Hollie Arnold (athletics).

 

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