NZ Paralympic heroes train for winter competitions

NZ Paralympic heroes train for winter competitions

As the southern hemisphere moves toward summer, there’s no rest for the Paralympic team members


With the New Zealand summer fast approaching, winter sports and cold weather will quickly become a distant memory for many – but not for New Zealand’s top adaptive snow sports athletes. New Zealand Winter Paralympians Adam Hall, Carl Murphy and Corey Peters are all fully focused on a busy season of on snow training and competition in the northern hemisphere.

Adaptive skiers Adam Hall (Wanaka) and Corey Peters (New Plymouth) and Para-Snowboarder Carl Murphy (Wanaka) were all members of the New Zealand team at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Russia during March. Corey Peters won New Zealand’s only medal with a Silver in the Giant Slalom in the men’s sitting class.

After departing New Zealand in November the New Zealand adaptive snow sports team’s pinnacle events for the season will be the IPC World Championships in La Molina, Spain in February for Carl and in Panorama, Canada in March for Adam and Corey.

2014 Paralympic Winter Games

Corey Peters competing at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.  Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images