The New Zealand para-skier Corey Peters has won a silver medal in the Downhill on the opening day at the World Para Alpine Skiing Championships in Italy.
Peters, a sit-skier, was beaten by American Andrew Kurka.
As defending world champion, Peters has mixed feelings about the result but, with just under one year to go until the Paralympic Winter Games in Korea, he is keeping his focus on the big picture.
"My main goal this week is to continue to build for PyeongChang next year but also to try and defend my Downhill and Super G world titles.
"I felt confident coming into today, having had two solid training runs on the hill. Unfortunately, I wasn't quite fast enough on the day", he said.
"This result gives me good confidence coming into tomorrow's Super G looking to go one better."