By Tom Degun

Heather Mills skiingJanuary 21 - Sir Paul McCartney's former wife Heather Mills will receive no special treatment if she qualifies for Sochi 2014, ParalympicsGB's newly appointed Chef de Mission has warned. 

The 45-year-old from Hampshire, who had her left leg amputated below the knee in 1993 following a collision with a police motorcycle, is trying to qualify for next year's Games. 

"At this stage, it is a bit of a hypothetical question and from a performance basis, I don't really like to look at hypotheticals too much," ParalympicsGB Chef de Mission Penny Briscoe told insidethegames.

"We know Heather has stated her ambition to make it to the Sochi 2014 Paralympics and that she is training to try and qualify.

"That is still a long way off.

Heather Mills on cover of Hello magazineHeather Mills enjoys a big profile in Britain, regularly appearing on the pages of celebrity magazines like Hello!

"But if she can qualify and is selected to the ParalympicsGB team, she will just be another member of the team.

"She will be no different to any of the other athletes in terms of the fact that she will have performance targets that we will expect of her as we do of all our athletes."

"Obviously there will be big media interest in her which we would have to handle properly so it didn't distract her from her performance or distract the rest of the team.

"But we will be able to handle that."

To read the full interview with Briscoe click here

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