Congratulations to Zoi Sadowski-Synnott on Olympic medal
Hon Grant Robertson
Minister for Sport and Recreation
Congratulations to Zoi Sadowski-Synnott on NZ’s second ever Winter Olympic medal
Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson congratulates snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott on winning the bronze medal in the Women’s Big Air at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea today.
“It was such a thrill to watch Zoi win New Zealand’s second ever Winter Olympic medal – this is history being written, and I couldn’t be prouder to be here representing our Government today,” Grant Robertson says.
“What made it even more special is that Zoi is only 16 years old – now our youngest ever Olympic medallist. It was an incredible performance and she handled the pressure amazingly well to win New Zealand’s first Winter Olympic medal in 26 years.
“Kiwis achieving excellence on
the world stage is a source of our national identity, pride,
and inspiration – especially for our young people. I’m
sure everyone back home joins me in applauding this stellar
effort,” Grant Robertson says.