New Zealand has won it’s third medal at the Beijing Winter Paralympics.
Skier Adam Hall has won a bronze in the standing Super Combined ski event.
The Super Combined involves both a Super G run and a slalom run. The fastest combined time winning the race.
Hall, who is competing at his fifth games was just a quarter of a second slower than Finland’s Santeri Kiiveri in second place.
Hall completed the Super-G course in 1.15.33, putting him in 15th place.
It was in the second half of the Super Combined, the Slalom, that we saw the dramatic turnaround of Hall’s fortunes. With what commentators described as “millimetre perfect, massive precision” Hall skied from 15th place into the lead in a time of 39.44 seconds.
No one could beat him in the Slalom until the very end, when France’s Arthur Bauchet was just 0.06 of a second faster. Bauchet took gold, while Finland’s Santeri Kiveri took silver with a combined time just a quarter of a second faster than Hall’s.