Adam Hall (Wānaka), Beijing 2022 Paralympic double bronze medallist, finishes in third place at the FIS Para Alpine Slalom World Cup held in Switzerland overnight.
This morning Hall said, “I am really happy with my results and performance here the last couple of days. I haven’t stood on a World Cup podium in five years, the last time was right before the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics, I am really pleased.”
Hall, who competes in the men’s standing category, had a solid first run on the slopes of St. Moritz, sitting in 2nd position after the first run, +5.06 behind leader Arthur Bauchet of France.
Coming into run two, with less than one second separating Hall from his next closest four competitors, he knew he had to replicate his strong performance from run one. Hall’s experience and ability to perform under pressure was evident, finishing just three hundredths of a second ahead of the fourth place time.
“The conditions here in St. Moritz have been very diverse and challenging, from both a technical and tactical perspective. There has been a lot of snow fall and low visibility, but the snow surface underneath has been spectacular.” Hall explained.
Arthur Bauchet (FRA) held onto the top spot to take the win, with Aaron Lindstroem of Sweden finishing in second place.
This weekend of races is historical, they are the first FIS Para Alpine Slalom World Cup’s to be held since FIS took over as the international governing body for Para Alpine Ski Racing.
After picking up new skis on his arrival into Europe, Hall and his team have been fine tuning them for the conditions and he is feeling strong heading into tomorrow and looking forward to putting down another good performance.
Hall will be in action in his third consecutive day of Slalom World Cup racing on Sunday evening from 10pm NZT.
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