Hall, Peters line up for world cup in Aus­tria

Central Otago Mirror - - CLASSIFIEDS - STAFF RE­PORTER

Wanaka-based Par­a­lympian alpine skiers Adam Hall and Corey Peters are in top form lead­ing into their world cups cam­paign this week.

Both skiers won Su­per-G races in their classes at In­ter­na­tional Par­a­lympic Com­mit­tee Alpine Skiing (IPCAS) races at Win­ter Park, USA, last week.

Hall also won gold in the men’s stand­ing slalom.

Peters, of Taranaki, was fourth in the slalom but dom­i­nated his speed race, winning by three sec­onds.

Hall said they faced ‘‘pretty chal­leng­ing con­di­tions’’. Al­most 60 cm of fresh snow forced or­gan­is­ers to can­cel some races.

‘‘I am re­ally happy with an­other win in some pretty tough and soft con­di­tions,’’ he said.

Peters said the event was a ‘‘nice way to fin­ish off a solid train­ing block’’.

The Colorado re­sort is the northern hemi­sphere train­ing base for the Cardrona NZ Para Alpine Ski Team.

New­com­ers to the sport, Aaron Ewen (Auck­land) and Sa­muel Tate (Dunedin) were also com­pet­ing, with Ewen fourth in the Su­per G sit­ting class and Sa­muel 10th in the stand­ing class.

Adam and Corey are in In­nerkrems, Aus­tria, from Jan­uary 11-15 to com­pete in world cup races and be­gin their qual­i­fy­ing bid for the 2018 Par­a­lympic Win­ter Games.

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