Kiwi skiier Alice Robinson has told Radio Sport she hopes her World Cup silver medal win has provided some 'good feelings' back home following the Christchurch mosque shootings.
The 17-year-old, who competed at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, finished second in Giant Slalom at the World Cup finals in Andorra.
Talking to the Radio Sport Breakfast, Robinson said her thoughts were with people back in New Zealand following the mosque shootings on Friday.
"It's been a sad week and everyone was down spirits so I tried really hard to get a good result and maybe put a smile on people's faces. Although everything is going on, try and find some good feelings for everyone," she said.
Robinson said the conditions were perfect in Andorra with the mountain surface holding up.
“After the first run I was in third and I knew just to keep calm and ski another good run and hopefully it would keep me in the same position,” said Robinson.
“It’s crazy, it’s a little bit surreal, a perfect day.”
This is the final race of the season for Robinson who will now return to New Zealand and resume her Year 13 studies at high school in Queenstown.
Meanwhile Christchurch raised Black Sticks striker Olivia Merry dedicated their game against Australia to the people of Christchurch.
“Sport brings together people of all genders, races and religious beliefs. Today is for you Christchurch,” Merry wrote on Instagram.
The Black Sticks women played well at both ends of the field as they secured an important 3-1 win over Australia in Sydney.
Merry scored two goals and Amy Robinson scored the third as the kiwi women capitalised on their clinical set pieces.
The Black Sticks men weren’t able to replicate the result, going down to Australia 5-1.PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games Alice Robinson