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Heather Mills abandons Sochi 2014 bid

Heather Mills

competes during the IPC Alpine Adaptive Slalom World Cup on day eight of the Winter Games NZ at Coronet Peak on August 22, 2013 in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Matt Blyth

Heather Mills, the former model and ex-wife of Paul McCartney, gave up hope of skiing in the Sochi 2014 Paralympics due to injury and equipment problems.

Mills, 45, had her left leg amputated below the knee in 1993 after a collision with a police motorcycle. She married McCartney in 2000, and the couple divorced in 2008.

She joined the British development ski team in 2010 and won a silver medal in an international event in New Zealand in August.

Mills gave up hope one day after IPC Skiing, the sport’s international governing body, informed the British team that Mills’ equipment needed to be amended before she could compete again, according to the BBC.

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