It dawned a very chilly day in Innsbruck Today with the city sitting around -10 for the morning and -20 for some of the mountain venues. Overall the kiwi team had a mixed bag of results. Our curlers got off to a great start, winning their first match against China with a score of 7-6. This game had a nail-biting finish with the kiwis finishing up on top. Their second match was against Estonia, which also came down to a tight finish after the team had led by 3 going into the last two ends. Again the score was 7- 6 in the kiwis favour. Alpine skiers Harry Price-Izard and Piera Hudson finished 22nd and 16th respectively up on Patscherkofel. Today they competed in the Super-G Combined which is a combination of Super-G and slalom. Harry and Piera still have three events to compete in over the next week. Luger Matheson Hill had a fantastic day today on the track and gained a personal best. He is looking forward to watching the Luge World Championships running during games time this week. Up on the halfpipe at Kuhtai, our kiwis put up a valiant effort but missed out on the medals. Free skier Beau-James Wells was disappointed with his placing but thought he had performed well. Snowboarder Hamish Bagley finished up in 10th place. Lots of team members travelled up to Kuhtai to support Beau and Hamish as well as our other athletes around all venues today. Our curlers have no rest with another two games tomorrow at the rink, and biathlete Olivia Thomson is also back on the snow up at Seefeld for the 7.5km pursuit. Libby-Jean Hay and Callum Burns will get their ice hockey skills put to the test tomorrow too. We can`t wait.
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