28 Aug 2015

Hall wins slalom gold

1:01 pm on 28 August 2015

The New Zealand Paralympian Adam Hall has won the national championship slalom title at Coronet Peak near Queenstown.

Hall, who specialises in the Slalom discipline, looked at home attacking the tight technical course and stopped the clock on 42.31s to lead the men's standing field after run one.

"It's a quick course, you need to be smart with the entry and exit for those tight combinations (of gates). I felt pretty aggressive in my run, I just need to keep attacking and reducing any mistakes," he said.

When Australian skier Mitchell Gourlay - second after run one -made an error and skied out of his second run, Hall's gold medal in the standing category never really looked to be under threat.

Adam Hall

Adam Hall Photo: Supplied

He skied home for the win in a combined time of 1:26.76 seconds, with second-placed James Stanton of the USA over six seconds back in a time of 1:33.31. Great Britain's James Whitley was third in 1:34.10.

"The second run was a lot better than the first and I was able to give more oomph," said Hall.

"The course was full of different combinations of gates and that worked well for me. I'm happy with my performance and happy with where I'm at with my training. Now it's about getting stronger and stronger and building progression."