New Zealand’s ski racers have been flying down the slopes at Coronet Peak, contesting the Alpine National Championships.
Eliza Grigg (Team Hutt athlete) and Jack Adams (Coberger Academy athlete) won the overall categories after strong showings across the three days of competition.
Grigg earned a medal of each colour in the three disciplines, finishing first in Super G, second in Giant Slalom and third in the Slalom.
“This is my first time winning the overall which I am super excited about, it’s been a lot of work,” said the 23-year-old.
“The Super G win means a lot as well, I’m pretty stoked with it. I’ve been on the podium quite a lot but never actually on the top step so I am super happy with today”.
Jack Adams, a Coberger Academy athlete, won the Slalom race and finished second in both Giant Slalom and in the Super G to take the men’s title.
Above: Jack Adams in action
PyeongChang Winter Olympian Willis Feasey and and Youth Olympic athlete Piera Hudson were the other standout performers over the weekend.
Feasey took the top spot in both the Super G and Giant Slalom.
“I hadn’t had the best training build up but did enough on the day to get those wins, so really happy”.
Meanwhile, Hudson blew the competition out of the water to win the women’s National Slalom Championships over four seconds ahead of the second-place time.
“The first run, there was a little bit of a whoopsie, but I managed to recover and get back in there and then just had to go full charge to make up for it.”
Hudson also took out the Giant Slalom Champion, winning by an impressive 2.29 seconds.