Paralympic Winter Games
7-16 March

Hall, Murphy to lead New Zealand’s Sochi 2014 team

Despite fielding just three athletes, New Zealand’s team for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games could bring home multiple gold medals. 30 Oct 2013
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Adam Hall in action

Adam Hall of New Zealand competes in the men's standing slalom event at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.

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By Paralympics New Zealand

"This small but hugely talented team will be heading to Sochi with the target of bringing home two gold medals."

With only 128 days until the start of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) announced the selection of three athletes that will represent the country in Russia next March.

The team includes alpine skiing Paralympic champion Adam Hall, along with snowboarder Carl Murphy and alpine skier Corey Peters, who will be making their Paralympic Winter Games debuts.

Hall made for an incredible story at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympics, recovering to win gold in the men’s slalom standing event after falling on his side midway through the race. In addition, he was named NZ Snowsports Athlete of the Year five consecutive times from 2008-2012.

Fiona Allan, PNZ CEO, said: “This small but hugely talented team will be heading to Sochi with the target of bringing home two gold medals.

“With the support of High Performance Sport New Zealand, we have worked closely with Snow Sports NZ to ensure athletes are best supported to perform at the Paralympic Games and achieve this target.”