Skier Corey Peters has claimed New Zealand’s first gold in the 2022 Winter Paralympic Games in Beijing.
Peters, who is attending his third Paralympics, won in the sitting downhill event.
The 38-year-old set a time which no other racer was able to get close to. He will compete in tomorrow’s Super G.
Peters, a previous silver and bronze medalist, caught a mild case of Covid-19 while training in Colorado over the new year.
“It’s been a bit weird and I suspect everyone is sick of hearing about Covid but it’s been the talk of our buildup the past couple of years,” he said recently.
“It hasn’t been the best buildup I’ve ever had but I’ve got the experience behind me so just got to try and bank on that I guess.”