Decorated Kiwi Paralympian Adam Hall (Wānaka, 35) has finished in sixth place at the Para Alpine World Cup Slalom Finals held in Cortina today (CET).
Today’s slalom race was a tightly fought race, with less than two seconds separating 2nd to 8th position, demonstrating the competitiveness of the athletes in the men’s standing category.
Hall said; "I am really happy with today’s result. First and foremost I am really happy with how my skiing has been the last week or so, in particular bringing that form back into racing today. This is my second best result of the season, so really happy to have that feeling of great skiing back again.”
Hall has been based in Europe for the past three weeks, immersed in an intense training block with his team, working hard to get the flow and the feeling of his skiing just right.
“The result was not my first focus today, rather I am concerntrating on how my skiing is feeling and how that’s going. I had a lot more flow and it just felt more like how it should be. The training block we have just had has definitely paid off so that’s awesome.”
The event was held on the very slope that will be host to the 2026 Milano Cortina Paralympic Winter Games, today providing a fantastic opportunity for Hall to get experience on this slope.
Hall has one more race this Northern Hemisphere season, the European Cup Finals next week before heading home to New Zealand
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