Ticket to slide! Paul McCartney’s ex-wife Heather Mills has been crowned the fastest disabled female skier of all time after hitting an incredible 102 mph in France
- Amputee Heather Mills has been recognized as the sober disabled female skier
- She clocked down the ramp at a staggering 102.5 mph (164.95)
- Mills lost her left leg in a 1993 police motorcycle accident
Heather Mills, ex-wife of Sir Paul McCartney, has been officially recognized as the world’s fastest disabled female skier.
Mills, 55, who has one leg, clocked a staggering 102.5 mph (164.95 km/h) in 2015 in Vars, southeastern France.
The successful attempt for the former model and amputee has finally been announced in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Mills could now take two more record-breaking crowns with two more announcements to follow for her attempts in the skeleton and ski jump.
Mills clocked a staggering 102.5 mph (164.95 km/h) in a 2015 attempt in Vars, south-east France
The successful attempt by former model and amputee Heather Mills has finally been announced in the Guinness Book of World Records
Mills lost her left leg following a traffic accident involving a police motorcycle in Kensington, London in 1993. Her left leg was amputated below the knee and she has been using a prosthesis ever since.
Mills began her competitive skiing career in 2010 at age 42, two years after her divorce from legendary Beatle Sir Paul McCartney.
Despite her advanced age, she won 4 gold medals at the 2012 World Ski Championships in Aspen for the super giant slalom and downhill races.
Skiing is the fastest non-motorized sport and professionals can accelerate faster than most cars.
In her effort, Mills went from a standing start to over 60 mph in less than three seconds.
Of her record-breaking performance, Mills said, “I’m thrilled to finally get into the book!”
“I just hope this gives a little bit of inspiration to those who have suffered similar injuries to me and that they can use it as inspiration to keep going and achieve their own dreams and goals, whatever. they can be.’
Heather Mills, ex-wife of Sir Paul McCartney, has been officially recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s fastest disabled female skier
Mills began her competitive skiing career in 2010 at age 42, two years after her divorce from legendary Beatle Sir Paul McCartney. Pictured: Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills at the 2002 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Heather Mills at the Sports Aid Ski for Gold VIP Race during the FIS World Cup Alpine Skiing, Schladming, Austria, January 19, 2012
Amputee Mills uses a specially designed prosthetic leg to withstand the tensions on the ski slope, which she has created with the London Prosthetic Centre.
When descending a 48-degree mountainside at such a blistering pace, it was critical for Mills to have a prosthesis to cope with the pressure.
The head of the London Prosthetic Centre, Abdo Haidar, who worked with Mills to build the heavy-duty prosthesis, praised Mills. “I have been a prosthetist for many years and have made limbs for cycling and riding for Paralympic running challenges, but nothing compares to skiing. It’s the hardest sport for an amputee.’
Mills said, ‘I’m so happy, ecstatic is an understatement!!! I love to challenge people’s perceptions of disability and inspire those who doubt their abilities, disabled or not, to get off the couch and do something that will nurture them with the will needed to to live this roller coaster of life.
“We must not let life fade before it is over, we only have a finite number of seconds, let’s live them.”