Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


World Cup Podium Signals Hall on Track for Sochi


Media Release

World Cup Podium Signals Hall on Track for Sochi

Panorama, Canada- (14 January 2014) – With just over 50 days to go until the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, Paralympian Adam Hall has signalled that he is on track to deliver his top performance in Sochi. Adam today won the silver medal in the standing class in Super-G at the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup in Panorama, Canada.

As one of the few remaining World Cup events ahead of the Sochi Games today’s field was made up of athletes focused on winning Paralympic medals in March. “There was a lot of competition today, a lot of my main rivals that I’ll compete against in Sochi,” explained Adam.

Austrian skier Matthias Lanzinger claimed first place with a time of 1:15.66 with Adam Hall second in 1:17.26 and Switzerland’s Michael Breugger third in 1:17.50

Describing the result as “a really good measurement of where we’re at”, Adam was quick to add that there is still work to be done. “It’s obviously not quite where we want to be just yet but we’re heading in the right direction. Second place in a world cup is obviously a really good result and we can be really happy with it but there’s definitely room for improvement and that’s what we’re always looking for in high performance. We’ll go away and work harder.”

Adam will compete in Super-G, Super-Combined and Slalom in Sochi. He is currently ranked first equal in the world for Slalom and sixth for Super-G. He won the gold medal in Slalom at the Vancouver Paralympic Games in 2010 and is focused on winning another medal at the 2014 Games.

“Going into the Paralympics I’m feeling really good,” he says. “We’ve made some huge changes from last season. I’m a lot stronger both mentally and physically. With a few more days’ training under our belt I strongly believe we can be where we want to be.”

Team mate Corey Peters (New Plymouth) placed thirteen in today’s Super-G. Corey also competed in the Giant Slalom yesterday but posted a DNF after skiing out four gates from the finish.

The world cup event has been affected by adverse weather conditions with competitors having to cope with snow and rain which have led to changes in the schedule.

“With ski racing you have to be quite adaptable. We’ve had all sorts of weather, it’s just about staying calm and relaxed and adapting to the weather the best you can,” explained Corey.

The New Zealand athletes will now travel to the USA to compete in another World Cup at Copper Mountain in Colorado from 17 – 20 January.

The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games will take place from 7 -16 March. New Zealand will be represented by three athletes: skiers Adam Hall and Corey Peters and snowboarder Carl Murphy.

Results from the IPC World Cup will be available here:


For further information follow us on social media:

Instagram: snowsportsnz

Twitter: snowsports_nz

About Snow Sports NZ

We are the national sporting organisation representing the interests of adaptive snowsports, cross country skiing, freeskiing, ski racing and snowboarding.

We represent the interests of our sports nationally and internationally, including sport development and pathways for progressions in all snow sports, event hosting, promotion and administration.

Our mission is to lead and support the success of competitive snow sports in New Zealand. Unashamedly, our vision is to be New Zealand’s most inspirational, innovative, exciting and fun sport.

For further information about us go to

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


University Of Canterbury: Henry VIII’s Divorce Lawyer’s Magna Carta On Display

The University of Canterbury is publicly displaying New Zealand’s oldest copy of the Magna Carta for the first time, just as a new connection it has with Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn has been discovered. More>>

Arts Festival: An Evening With Richard Dawkins

In a special one-off, New Zealand event at the Michael Fowler Centre, Dawkins will reflect on his eminent career as a scientist, and expand on the themes of inspiration, influence and ideas in his recent memoir, Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Worldly And Unworldly

"Being Magdalene" by Fleur Beale The situations shown in this youth novel are shocking, scary, and very moving as we experience Magdalene’s struggle to be a perfect girl as defined by the cruel and unreasonable leader of “The Children of the Faith”, as she moves reluctantly into young womanhood. More>>

Whistle Stop: Netball NZ To Implement New INF Rules

Netball New Zealand (NNZ) will implement the new Official Rules of Netball, as set down by the International Netball Federation (INF), from January 1, 2016. Key changes include the elimination of whistle following a goal, amendments to injury time and changes to setting a penalty. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Waiata Aroha

Vaughan Rapatahana on Chappy by Patricia Grace: With this eminently readable novel Patricia Grace returns to the full-length fiction stage after a hiatus of ten years. More>>

'Ithaca' At Q Theatre: Introducing NZ's World Class Cirque Troupe

NZ’s very own cirque troupe is set to become a household name with the premier of its adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey having secured a key season in Auckland. More>>

Music Awards: The Tuis Are Broody This Year

Topping off a sensationally eventful year both at home and internationally, Nelson born brother-sister duo Broods has taken home four Tuis from this year’s 50th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More>>


Sport: Richie McCaw Retires From Rugby

Richie McCaw has today confirmed he is hanging up his boots and retiring from professional rugby. The 34-year-old All Blacks captain and most capped All Black of all time has drawn the curtain on his stunning international career which started in Dublin 14 years ago, almost to the day, and ended in London last month when he hoisted the Webb Ellis Cup aloft for the second time. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news