New Zealand’s sit-skier Corey Peters really came of age in his career at Sochi 2014, winning his first ever major international medal with silver in the giant slalom.
As a qualified cabinet and boat maker, Peters has some natural finesse which only took three years of competitive skiing to perfect after his international debut in 2011.
He is also used to adrenaline-fuelled sports and became paralysed after a moto-cross accident in 2009.
At the 2015 World Championships Peters proved that his success in Sochi was no fluke, with downhill and super-G world titles and a giant slalom silver to boot.
Despite failing to defend those titles in Tarvisio, Italy, in 2017, Peters still left with two silver medals in an increasingly competitive men's sitting field.
He also reached the podium at several World Cup editions, including a second place in super-G at the PyeongChang 2018 Test Event. This led him to third place in the super-G and downhill final standings, and a top 10 finish in the overall men's sitting rankings.
He has been recognised in New Zealand as being amongst the best athletes his country has to offer, by being named the Snow Sports New Zealand Athlete of the Year for two years in a row in 2014 and 2015.
Further personal information
Sport specific information
He suffered a labrum tear in his left shoulder in 2013, which took him six months to recover from. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2018)
He was named Adaptive Athlete of the Year by Snow Sports NZ in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2020. (wanakaapp.nz, 11 Oct 2020; snowsports.co.nz, 01 Apr 2018; snowsports.co.nz, 09 Oct 2016; snowsports.co.nz, 11 Oct 2015; snow.co.nz, 04 Oct 2014)
He was named Overall Athlete of the Year by Snow Sports NZ in 2014 and 2015. (snowsports.co.nz, 01 Apr 2018; snowsports.co.nz, 11 Oct 2015; snow.co.nz, 04 Oct 2014)
He won the Breakthrough Season award at the 2013 Snow Sports New Zealand Annual Awards. (snow.co.nz, 04 Nov 2013)
After winning gold in men's sitting downhill at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing at age 38, he said beating younger skiers made the victory extra satisfying. "I put down probably the run of my life, and it showed on the scoreboard. The talk of the town is Jeroen [Kampschreur] and Jesper [Pedersen], those young guns in their early 20s, so for me to be able to show them I've still got some pace and can still do it, it's a good feeling. I can still hang with the young guys and maybe you get better with age in the downhill." (OIS, 05 Mar 2022)
He is a qualified cabinet maker and boat builder. (snow.co.nz, 04 Mar 2014)
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|Men's Giant Slalom Sitting||Race 1||2013-02-26||10|
|Men's Super-G Sitting||Final Round||2014-03-09||6|
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|Men's Super Combined Sitting||Final Round||2014-03-14||4|
|Men's Giant Slalom Sitting||Final Round||2014-03-15||2|
|Men's Downhill Sitting||Race 1||2015-03-04||1|
|Men's Super-G Sitting||Race 1||2015-03-05||1|
|Men's Super-Combined Sitting||Race 1||2015-03-07||5|
|Men's Giant Slalom Sitting||Race 1||2015-03-08||2|
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|Men's Downhill Sitting||Race 1||2017-01-25||2|
|Men's Super-G Sitting||Race 1||2017-01-26||2|
|Men's Super-Combined Sitting||Race 1||2017-01-28||9999|
|Men's Giant Slalom Sitting||Race 1||2017-01-30||4|
|Men's Slalom Sitting||Race 1||2017-01-31||9999|
|Men's Downhill Sitting||Final||2018-03-10||3|
|Men's Super-G Sitting||Final||2018-03-11||11|
|Men's Giant Slalom Sitting||Final||2018-03-14||10|
|Men's Giant Slalom Sitting||Race 1||2019-01-21||13|
|Men's Downhill Sitting||Race 1||2019-01-30||4|
|Men's Super-Combined Sitting||Race 1||2019-01-31||9999|
|Men's Super-G Sitting||Race 1 (from SC)||2019-01-31||7|