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Hi, Martin here with your

Wednesday Newsround.

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At this year's Winter

games in South Korea,

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Menna Fitzpatrick and her guide

Jen Kehoe became the most succesful

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British Winter Paralympians ever.

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They got a gold, two

silvers and a bronze.

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And they have brought their medals

to visitors here.

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First, let's see them in action

on the slopes in Pyeongchang.

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Menna Fitzpatrick, she's giving

herself every opportunity

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for a piece of history

here for Great Britain.

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Still driving, still turning.

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Care here on this

last tricky section.

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Watch the clock.

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She's in front by

a second and a half.

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So too is Menna Fitzpatrick.

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That was an absolutely brilliant

second half of the run.

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Great Britain will hit

their target of seven medals.

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Jen, Menna, congratulations, great

result. Can we just see your medals

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very quickly?

They look really big.

They are really heavy.

I bet,

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because you have only got four! How

does it feel to be Britain's most

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successful winter Paralympian is?

It

definitely hasn't sunk in yet, we

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came home two days ago and it has

been nonstop, feet haven't touched

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the ground.

A bit of a whirlwind.

Can we talk about the performance

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that won the gold medal, what was so

different about that performance on

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the day and made it a gold medal

winning performance?

We just went

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out there to have fun and do what we

do best, which is skee.

Ski fast!

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And we worked really well as a team,

the communication was really

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perfect.

We just worked as one.

Brilliant. Menna, can I ask you a

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quick question, for anyone watching

your discipline, it is exhilarating

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and exciting and also, that someone

like me, quite scary. You have a

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visual impairment, how do you do it?

Jen wears a bright orange jacket in

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front of her so I am basically

following the jacket and the outline

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of Jen and trying to stick in her

line, when she is telling me what to

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turn, what the slope is doing, what

the snow is doing, trying to paint a

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picture in my head.

You must have to

have quite a good relationship, you

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must be good at skiing, Jen.

I

learned when I was nine, living in

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schizo and and I learned to ski race

in the British Army and that is how

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I got into guiding -- living in

Switzerland. And we trained really

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hard together, you need to work

together as a team and some of the

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best teams in the world have worked

together for a really long time and

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get to know each other.

Does it feel

different now, Menna, that you have

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the gold medal?

It does, I still

can't quite believe it. I walked

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through Euston station this morning

and the girl said, "Oh, my God, it's

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from the TV!"

How does that feel?

It

feels a bit strange and a bit

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embarrassing, her mum was going...

Because she was shouting quite

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loudly. But it is a very surreal

experience.

Thank you very much

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coming in, it has been an absolute

pleasure. Can we just see the medals

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again? I think everybody would love

to see them there is the goal. Guys,

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that is perfect, well done,

congratulations.

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From two amazing sports people to

another and if you had to attempt a

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world record, what would you do? I

would need lots of chocolate within

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a minute but one man in Australia

just wanted to swim, but there is

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something pretty remarkable about

him.

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Take your mark, get ready, go.

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This is George.

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He's attempting to set a new world

record at 99 years old.

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Whoa!

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He's attempting to set

the record for the fastest

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50m freestyle swimmer

in the 100-104 age category.

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Although he's 99, he's been allowed

to enter because

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his 100th birthday is next month.

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Come on, Georgie boy.

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So he is past the halfway mark.

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George used to swim a lot

when he was younger,

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but he gave it up and only started

again at the age of 80.

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Go yersel', Georgie boy!

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Come on, Georgie.

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Come on, let's rev him

up, let's go, folks.

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He finished the race

and clocked 56.12 seconds -

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which is 35 seconds faster

than the previous record

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set four years ago.

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Officials now need to

verify the record before

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it is made official.

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So how's he feeling?

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Thank you very much.

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He's exhausted!

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Well done, George,

you absolute legend.

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Finally - a big day

for this little guy.

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The first polar bear to be born

in the UK in 25 years will make it's

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first public appearance today.

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The cute cub lives at

the Royal Zoological Society's

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Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland.

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After spending the first four months

of its life in private with its mum,

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the time has come for it to venture

out of the den and explore.

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So cute.

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That's all for now from Newsround.

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We are back at 4:20pm. Have a good

day at school.

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