Hall named athlete of the year

SHARE

Wanaka’s Adam Hall has been named overall athlete of the year at the the Snow Sports New Zealand annual awards on Saturday.

He was also awarded adaptive snow sports athlete of the year at the award ceremony, held at the Lake Wanaka Centre.

The para athlete had an outstanding year, winning gold at the PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games in February.

Having participated in four Paralympic Winter Games, he became a two-time gold medallist in slalom with an outstanding performance in PyeongChang.

In winning the second gold medal eight years after the first, Hall demonstrated the dedication it takes to achieve and be the best.

As well as gold in slalom, Hall earned a Paralympic bronze medal in super combined.

A further honour was bestowed when he was announced as winner of the Whang Yuon Dai Achievement Award.

This is presented to only one male and one female Paralympian at each Games who best exemplify the spirit of the Paralympic Games and the Paralympic values.

 

Snow Sports NZ Annual award winners:

Instructor of the year: Oliver Midgely, of Cardrona

Men’s masters ski racing champion: Geoff Hunt, of Queenstown

Women’s masters ski racing champion: Alison Duder, of Arrowtown

Coach of the year: Ben Adams and Jane Stevens, of Wanaka, Adaptive Snow Sports

Breakthrough season: Hank Bilous, of Wanaka

Cross-country athlete of the year: Campbell Wright, of Wanaka

Alpine ski racer athlete of the year: Alice Robinson, of Queenstown

Adaptive snow sports athlete of the year: Adam Hall, of Wanaka

Freeride athlete of the year: Craig Murray, of Wanaka

Snowboarder of the year: Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, of Wanaka

Freeskier of the year: Nico Porteous, of Wanaka

Overall athlete of the year: Adam Hall, of Wanaka.