Levin alpine skier Cameron Jarvis has added to his haul of medals, bringing back a gold and bronze from this year's Special Olympics World Winter Games, held in Austria.
The Special Olympics Horowhenua athlete had already been to two National Winter Games before his Austrian trip, and brought home three gold medals from last year's event in Cardrona.
At the 2017 World Winter Games, Jarvis competed in the Alpine Skiing Super G event, where he won a gold medal, and the Giant Slalom, where he took bronze.
He said he loved the experience, particularly being part of the New Zealand team and competing in a place where the skiing was "awesome".
With so many high-level events already under his belt, Jarvis said he was more excited than nervous about competing in the international games.
"I knew what I had to do and I tried so hard not to miss any gates," he said.
Jarvis said in his view, skiing was the best thing about the Special Olympics.
"I like competition and winning medals," he said. "I also like travelling with my team and having fun on the camps."
Special Olympics NZ said Jarvis had shown serious commitment to training in the lead up to Austria, with multiple gym sessions every week, as well as fitting swimming, basketball and regular ski camps around his part time job at Levin New World.
Now he's back home, Jarvis said he will continue with his training schedule. The busy athlete also competes in swimming and basketball, and is eyeing up his next event.
"My goals are to win medals in swimming at the National Summer Games in Wellington at the end of this year," he said. "I will also keep skiing, and will go to Snow Planet and to the week-long ski camp at Turoa."
Jarvis thanked everyone who helped with his training and the fundraising that enabled him to make the trip to Austria.
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