Sir Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills has proved her mettle on the slopes after placing second in an international skiing championship.

The one-legged former model clinched silver after representing Great Britain in the World Cup slalom at the Winter Games in New Zealand on Thursday (22Aug13).

After her speedy finish, a thrilled Mills said, "Thanks New Zealand for a great race, you did a great job. Thank you."

The 45 year old, who lost part of her left leg in an accident with a motorcycle in 1993, has now set her sights on competing in the Winter Paralympics in Russia next year (14).