Corey Peters claims silvers in Italy
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.