Published Sunday, 16 March 2014
Kelly Gallagher crashes in the Women's Giant Slalom Visually Impaired (© Getty)
The visually-impaired skier, who is from Bangor in Co Down, and her guide Charlotte Evans completed a Games full of mixed emotions.
They became the first ever Britons to win a Winter Paralympic gold with victory in the super-G on Monday.
But they also failed to finish three of their five events and Gallagher admitted even their gold felt like little consolation.
It comes after Gallagher fell at a gate during the Women's Giant Slalom Visually Impaired event after her ski came off on Sunday.
She said: "We didn't come to the Games for just one event, we came to the Games with a chance of five gold medals and we chased after every single one of those medals."
She added: "I don't know how to fight down a course with one ski on. It's just bad luck.
"We have definitely won the award for the most bad luck," Evans said.
"We put 100% in every time we do anything. We were told from the beginning that if you do that, you'll get a medal, but we did that and we got our gold medal."
She added: "It's hard to swallow right now, but we'll pick ourselves up and begin again."
The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games concluded with the Closing Ceremony on Sunday night.
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