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Podium finish for NZ para alpine skier Adam Hall

Posted at 6:00am Friday 27 Dec, 2019 | By Francesca Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Local para alpine skier Adam Hall has finished on the podium at his first race of the Northern Hemisphere season. Adam placed third in the men's standing category the North America Cup Slalom at California's Mammoth Mountain. 

“It's good to be back in the start and to get the first race of the season underway,” said Hall. “It was a pretty strong field with top Russian, American and Japanese athletes which gives us a good benchmark early on in the season.” 

Racing continues at Mammoth Mountain until Sunday (local time, Monday NZ) with another slalom race scheduled for tomorrow followed by Super-G and Giant Slalom later in the week. The schedule has been subject to change due to current weather and snow conditions. “I'm looking forward to progressing to tomorrow's slalom to see what we can do,” says Hall. “The snow is really aggressive here in Mammoth so this is the biggest thing to adapt to moving forward throughout the week.” With competition so fierce it is great to see New Zealand so well represented on such a big stage.



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