14 Mar 2014

Stomach bug hampers Hall in Sochi

11:09 am on 14 March 2014

A stomach bug has scuppered New Zealand skier Adam Hall's bid to defend his slalom title at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Hall, who won the gold medal in Vancouver in 2010, had to settle for seventh after being affected by a stomach complaint for the past day.

He will still compete in Saturday's Super G portion of the Super-combined event.

Fellow New Zealander Corey Peters, who was competing in the sitting slalom, failed to complete his second run.