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    Alpine Skiing | Athlete Profile: Corey PETERS - Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games

    Athlete Profile - Corey PETERS

    Corey PETERS
    Birth Date:  12 Jul 1983
    Age:  34
    Gender:   Male


    Corey PETERS - Schedule

    Start Time Event Status
    Wed, 7 Mar 12:00EST
    Men's Downhill, Sitting 1st Training Run
    Sat, 10 Mar 11:57EST
    Men's Downhill, Sitting
    Sun, 11 Mar 12:12EST
    Men's Super-G, Sitting
    Wed, 14 Mar Followed by
    Men's Giant Slalom, Sitting Run 1
    Wed, 14 Mar Followed by
    Men's Giant Slalom, Sitting Run 2


    EST: Estimated Start Time

    Biographical Information

    Paralympic Games
    2Giant Slalom, Sitting2014Sochi, RUS2:33.20
    4Super Combined, Sitting2014Sochi, RUS2:21.91
    6Super-G, Sitting2014Sochi, RUS1:26.17
    DNFSlalom, Sitting2014Sochi, RUS59.95
    World Championships
    1Downhill, Sitting2015Panorama, BC, CAN1:28.06
    1Super-G, Sitting2015Panorama, BC, CAN1:20.41
    2Downhill, Sitting2017Tarvisio, ITA1:12.16
    2Super-G, Sitting2017Tarvisio, ITA1:05.05
    2Giant Slalom, Sitting2015Panorama, BC, CAN2:03.89
    4Giant Slalom, Sitting2017Tarvisio, ITA2:18.75
    5Super Combined, Sitting2015Panorama, BC, CAN2:00.18
    10Giant Slalom, Sitting2013La Molina, ESP2:37.73
    22Super-G, Sitting2013La Molina, ESP1:18.95
    DNFSlalom, Sitting2017Tarvisio, ITADNF
    DNFSuper Combined, Sitting2017Tarvisio, ITADNF
    DNFSlalom, Sitting2015Panorama, BC, CANDNF
    DNFSlalom, Sitting2013La Molina, ESPDNF
    DNFSuper Combined, Sitting2013La Molina, ESPDNF
    Occupation Athlete
    Education Psychology - Massey University, Palmerston North, NZL
    Languages spoken English
    Coach Ben Adams [national], GBR (stuff.co.nz, 26 Oct 2017)
    Other sports He played club rugby for Tukapa in New Zealand before his accident. (snow.co.nz, 04 Nov 2013)
    Debut 2012 for New Zealand (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
    Injuries In January 2018 he dislocated his shoulder while training in super G in Colorado, United States of America. (Instagram profile, 25 Jan 2018)

    He has trained and competed with an ongoing left shoulder injury since 2012. (paralympic.org, 17 Apr 2017)
    Start He took up the sport in August 2011 at the Cardrona Alpine Resort in New Zealand. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
    Reason Sport was always a big part of his life before his accident, so maintaining an active lifestyle after his recovery was important to him. He compares sit-skiing to surfing, which is one of the sports he enjoyed before his accident. He likes the speed and the feeling of freedom the sport gives him. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014; snowsports.co.nz, 01 Dec 2011)
    Ambition To win gold at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (paralympic.org, 17 Apr 2017)
    Hero New Zealander rugby union player Richie McCaw. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
    Philosophy "Hard work beats talent. Ski fast. Take chances." (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
    Awards He was named flag bearer for New Zealand at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. He performed the same role at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (stuff.co.nz, 08 Mar 2018; paralympic.org, 16 Mar 2014)

    He was named Adaptive Athlete of the Year by Snow Sports NZ in 2014, 2015 and 2016. (snowsports.co.nz, 09 Oct 2016; snowsports.co.nz, 11 Oct 2015; snow.co.nz, 04 Oct 2014)

    He won the Distance Sportsman of the Year award at Massey University in New Zealand in 2015 and 2016. (massey.ac.nz, 13 Oct 2016)

    He was named Overall Athlete of the Year by Snow Sports NZ in 2014 and 2015. (snowsports.co.nz, 11 Oct 2015; snow.co.nz, 04 Oct 2014)

    He was named the 2015 Sportsperson of the Year by Taranaki Daily News in New Plymouth, New Zealand. (snowsports.co.nz, Nov 2015)

    In 2014 and 2015 he was named Senior Sportsman of the Year by Taranaki Daily News in New Plymouth, New Zealand. (snowsports.co.nz, Nov 2015)

    He was named Sport Performer of the Year at the 2014 Attitude Awards in Auckland, New Zealand. (scoop.co.nz, 04 Dec 2014)

    He won the Breakthrough Season award at the 2013 Snow Sports New Zealand Annual Awards. (snow.co.nz, 04 Nov 2013)
    Additional information

    LW12-1 (IPC, 18 Feb 2018)

    Type of Impairment
    Spinal Cord Injuries (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)

    Origin of Impairment
    Acquired (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)

    Impairment Details
    In September 2009 he was competing in a motocross event at Taupo, New Zealand, when he crashed and the suspension on his motorcycle failed. His L1 vertebra burst out of his back and crushed his spinal cord, leaving him paralysed. He spent four months in the spinal unit of Burwood Hospital in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014; stuff.co.nz, 27 Aug 2011)

    He is a qualified cabinet maker and boat builder. (snow.co.nz, 04 Mar 2014)

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