Home-Crowd Hero Claims Victory at NZ Winter Games26.08.2011
At the New Zealand Winter Games, Paralympic gold medallist Adam Hall wowed home crowds on the internationally rated course at Coronet Peak to take gold in the Men’s Slalom Standing with a time of 1:31.59. The silver medal went to Australia’s Cameron Rahles-Rahbula (1:34.29) and the USA’s Ralph Green (1:35.87) took bronze.
With Hall not competing in the Giant Slalom Standing, Rahles-Rahbula was victorious, taking gold with a time of 1:31.58. The USA’s Ralph Green (1:39.61) took silver and his teammate Patrick Parnell (1:48.51) came third.
In the Men’s Slalom Sitting, Korea’s Park Jong Seork dominated the slopes with a time of 1:50.25 to take gold. USA’s Heath Calhoun (2:00.09) took silver and Great Britain’s Peter Dunning (2:09.10) won bronze.
Park was also victorious in the Giant Slalom with a time of 1:42.51. USA’s Stephen Lawler (1:44.70) was second and Australia’s Mark Soyer (1:46.08) took bronze.
Australia’s Melissa Perrine took gold in the In the Women’s Visually Impaired Slalom (1:58.63) and Giant Slalom (1:51.29). In the latter, Great Britain’s Kelly Gallagher took silver, and bronze was won by Korea’s Yang Jae Rim.