Kiwi Paralympians in the medal frame at Sochi

New Zealand Paralympians Adam Hall. Photo / Getty Images.
New Zealand Paralympians Adam Hall. Photo / Getty Images.

New Zealand Paralympians Adam Hall and Corey Peters have put themselves into the medal frame after a disrupted day of skiing at the Sochi Games last night.

Fog and rain held up the Super Combined event -- a Super G run, followed by a slalom run -- for several hours.

In the end the races were reversed and Hall and Peters are both inside the top six going into the Super G run, which is not scheduled to take place until Friday.

Vancouver Games standing slalom gold medallist Hall sits fourth after a strong slalom run. He posted a time of 53.0 seconds to lie behind Russian Alexey Bugaev, Canadians Baydon Luscombe and Austrian Mattias Lanzinger. Bugaev, who won bronze in the giant slalom on Sunday night, clocked 50.30s.

''I felt pretty good,'' Hall said.

''It was a pretty long day and it was good to get on the slalom hill and it was a good opportunity to have a slalom. It sets me up well for the Super G.

''It's really challenging but I skied to the best of my ability considering the conditions. I believe there is more potential coming into the slalom.''

Peters, in the sitting giant slalom sits sixth after a run of 1min 03.24s. Austrian Roman Rabl (crrt) leads the field after a 58.71s. Only 10 entrants completed the course.

''At the moment anything can happen with conditions as they are,'' New Plymouth's Peters said.

''It wasn't anywhere near best slalom I've done. I knew I had to play it safe and kind of backed off a little bit. I'm a little bit behind in time but hopefully can make that up in the Super G.''

- NZ Herald

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