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

 


Recent podium results for New Zealand Paralympians

Recent podium results for New Zealand Paralympians

Adam Hall and Corey Peters have them feeling confident ahead of the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games next month.

Alpine ski racers Adam Hall and Corey Peters competed at the 2014 IPC Alpine Skiing National Championships and NorAm Cup held in Aspen, USA from 10 – 13 February. Adam took the win in the men’s standing Super Combined event while Corey earned two second place finishes, in the Super Combined and the Super Giant Slalom men’s sitting class, and came fourth in the Downhill.

Adam, who will be looking to defend the gold medal he won in Slalom at the Vancouver Games in 2010 and also has his sights set on a top level result in the Super-Combined says, “I am extremely confident and happy with where I am.”

While they were pleased with their overall performances, the New Zealanders acknowledge that mistakes were also made, both posting DNFs in one Super G race. Adam was ahead at the first split by almost a second and looked to have a solid run in place before missing the last gate at the finish.

Corey looked set for speed in his run, also posting the fastest split time before crashing five gates from the finish.

“When you’re pushing it that hard there’s always that chance it can go either way and today it didn't go the way I would've liked,” commented Corey. Adding, “but all in all, a great week with two second place podiums and just missing out on a third podium in downhill.”

“With 20 odd more days until the games we will continue to fine tune things and turn up to Sochi the best prepared we can,” said Adam.

The pair will now travel back to their base in Winter Park, Colorado before flying to Europe for their final days of training ahead of the Paralympic Winter Games. They will be joined in Sochi by para-snowboarder Carl Murphy who has recently returned to training following an injury in December.

The Paralympic Games take place from 7-16 March. Adam Hall will compete in Super-G, Super-Combined and Slalom. Corey Peters will compete in Super-G, Super-Combined, Slalom and Giant Slalom. Carl Murphy will compete in the new Paralympic discipline of Snowboard-Cross.

New Zealand will receive free-to-air coverage of the game through Attitude Pictures Ltd (APL), an award-winning independent production company specialising in content featuring people with impairments.

Attitude Pictures will present New Zealand audiences with 44 hours of free coverage and highlights packages as well as documentaries on competing athletes, via its innovative new web platform AttitudeLive.com.


Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

With Hunters & Collectors: The Rolling Stones Announce New Auckland Date

It’s the news New Zealand has been waiting for. The Rolling Stones today confirmed the rescheduled dates and venues for both the Australian and New Zealand legs of their highly anticipated ’14 On Fire’ tour. Now, Frontier Touring is also delighted ... More>>

ALSO:

Flying Things: Conchords, Pretties Help BATS Fly Home

The launch of BATS theatre’s fundraising campaign has taken off – with a bit of help from their friends. And with friends like theirs… An event last night hosted by Te Radar at Wellington’s latest waterfront venue, Shed 6, featured Fly My Pretties and, in a dream-come-true scenario, Flight of the Conchords. More>>

ALSO:

Environment: Zoo’s Own Wētā Workshop Produces Rare Giants For Release

Following unprecedented breeding and rearing success, Auckland Zoo is today releasing 150 of New Zealand’s largest giant wētā, the wētā punga, onto pest-free Motuora Island in the Hauraki Gulf. A further 150 will be released onto Tiritiri Matangi next month. More>>

Girls On Film: Divergent Hits The Big Screen

n January, Catching Fire (the second film in the Hunger Games series) not only became the biggest US box office success of 2013 : it also became the first film starring a female actor (ie. Jennifer Lawrence) to top the annual domestic earnings chart since The Exorcist, 40 years ago. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: No Travel Sanctions For Russian Billionaire’s Superyacht

On the same day that New Zealand announced travel sanctions against selected Russians, a Russian billionaire’s superyacht berthed in Wellington Harbour. More>>

ALSO:

Mental Health: UC Researchers Believe Robots Can Persuade People To Conform

A team of University of Canterbury (UC) researchers and scientists believe robots can persuade people to conform through group pressure... ``Our results showed that robots can induce conformity but to a significantly lesser degree than humans." More>>

NZ On Air: Local Content Holds Steady At 32% Of Television Schedules

Since 1989 NZ On Air has measured local free-to-air television content. The report compares the schedules of the six national free-to-air channels, to observe trends and changes in the local content landscape. More>>

Arts Fest: 2014 New Zealand Festival A Spectacular Celebration

The New Zealand Festival welcomed the world to Wellington over 24 days (21 Feb – 16 Mar) of arts events across the city. “[current figures show] slight increase on the 110,000 tickets issued in 2012. It’s a great result.” More>>

Opera: Happy 70th Birthday Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Our first lady of song who “feels more like at 15 year old” will celebrate her significant birthday on stage at Covent Garden tomorrow night (Friday morning NZT), performing in the Royal Opera House’s production of La fille du régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) as La Duchess de Crackentorp. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news