Corey Peters claims sil­vers in Italy

Central Otago Mirror - - FOOD FOR THOUGHT - STAFF REPORTER

NZ Para alpine skier Corey Peters has won two sil­ver medals at the World Cham­pi­onships in Italy.

His first medal was in the downhill on the open­ing day and fol­lowed up the next day with a sil­ver medal in Su­per-G, fin­ish­ing just 0.70 sec­onds be­hind the win­ner, Christoph Kunz, of Switzer­land.

An­drew Kurka, of the US, was just 0.03s back in third place. Kurka had won the pre­vi­ous day’s downhill.

Peters said his con­fi­dence was high com­ing off his downhill per­for­mance and his goal was to go one bet­ter.

‘‘I thought I skied the hill as well as I could have with very few mis­takes and a good fast line. Un­for­tu­nately, it wasn’t quite enough, once again com­ing away with a sec­ond place.

‘‘Al­though I didn’t reach my ul­ti­mate goal of de­fend­ing the two world ti­tles, I feel re­ally sat­is­fied and proud of where my ski­ing is at right now,’’ he said.

Oth­ers in ac­tion last week were: ski cross racer Jamie Preb­ble, Christchurch, first, Europa Cup, Lenk, Switzer­land; freeskier Miguel Por­te­ous, Christchurch, X Games sil­ver medal, Aspen, USA; freeskiers Finn Bilous and Jack­son Wells, both Wanaka, sixth and 13th, World Cup, Seiser Alm, Italy; freeskiers Craig Mur­ray and Anna Smoothy, both Wanaka, first and fourth re­spec­tively, Freeride World Qual­i­fier 4-star com­pe­ti­tion, Hochfu­gen, Aus­tria.

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