PARALYMPIC gold medalist Jen Kehoe is hoping her gold medal success in South Korea, will inspire others to follow in her footsteps.

The Salisbury skier guided partially sighted Menna Fitzpatrick to the top spot of the podium in the slalom to cap off a superb debut games which saw the pair win four medals in total.

They started with a bronze in the super G, followed by silvers in the super combined and the giant slalom, after a they crashed after the opening gates of the downhill.

Army officer Kehoe, who is part of the Army's Elite Sports Programme said: “We were the first pair to ski in the whole event and I think the pressure got to us. After that we tried to treat each run as a training run and enjoy it.We ski so much better when we are relaxed.

“Both of us had fought our way back from injury and one medal was our aim, so to get four and one a gold. I am over the moon.”

Since the games, the pair have been in great demand and Kehoe added: “We realise we are ambassadors for our sport and really hope I inspire others to follow in my footsteps.

"I was inspired by touching the gold medal by rower Heather Stanning who like me is in the army and thought I would like one of my own.

"Meena was inspired by touching one Steve Redgrave’s gold medals.”

Next for the pair is a holiday at the British Championships in France next month and their next big event is the World Championships in 2019 which are in Switzerland.

Kehoe said: "We are of course would like to go to the next Winter Games, as we want to defend our title, but we have four years before this."