1 Feb 2017

Hall claims bronze on final day of World Champs

10:36 am on 1 February 2017

The New Zealand skier Adam Hall has won a bronze medal in the slalom on the final day of the World Para-Skiing Championships in Italy.

The result takes the New Zealand medal tally to three with Corey Peters earning silver medals in the Downhill and Super-G last week.

Adam Hall

Adam Hall Photo: Supplied

"It was definitely a great way to finish and I'm really happy to walk away with a World Championship podium in Slalom," said Hall.

With more than 100 of the world's best skiers lining up for the start with their focus on qualifying for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, the World Championship races have been hard fought.

"It was a tight race out there today," said Hall. "I was second after my first run by just over three tenths of a second."

Austrian skier Thomas Grochar stormed through on his second run pushing the Kiwi back into third place. France's Arthur Bauchet claimed the win by 0.94s.

Cardrona NZ Para Alpine Ski Team members Adam Hall and Corey Peters will now enjoy a short break before competing at World Cups in Japan in March.

They will then travel to Korea for the World Cup finals which will are being staged in PyeongChang with exactly one year to go until the Games.

"We're excited about the progress we've made and all the hard work which lies ahead," said Hall."