Third silver for Caroline Powell at Winter Olympics

Caroline Powell (left) and Jade Etherington took silver in the combined today. Picture: Paul Sanwell/OP Photography

Caroline Powell (left) and Jade Etherington took silver in the combined today. Picture: Paul Sanwell/OP Photography

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CAROLINE Powell secured her fourth medal of the Winter Paralympics this morning with silver in the visually impaired women's combined skiing.

Basildon skier Powell guided Jade Etherington to second place at Sochi as they finished just 0.63 seconds behind Russia's Aleksandra Frantceva.

The British pair were second behind Frantceva following the slalom race on Tuesday but fog in the Russian resort meant the Super-G element was postponed until this morning.

USA's Danelle Umstead clocked 1:33.61 in the Super-G but Lincoln-based skier Etherington overturned that as she completed the course in 1:26.58 to go into the lead with a combined 2:28.38, 13.07 seconds quicker than the American.

Frantceva's 1:29.07 was off the pace set by Etherington but her superior performance in the slalom on Tuesday, where she clocked 58.68 compared to the Briton's 1:01.08, secured gold for the Russian with a combined time of 2:27.75.

Etherington and Powell have own silver in the downhill, slalom and combined, and bronze in the Super-G.

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