23 Feb 2018

Snow Sports NZ eyes more Olympic medal wins

From Morning Report, 6:40 am on 23 February 2018

Snow Sports New Zealand is already eyeing greater success at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing after the success of teenagers Zoi Sadowski Synnott and Nico Porteous at the Winter Olympics. The 16-year-olds both won bronze medals - with Sadowski Synnott finishing third in the women's big air snowboard competition while Porteous was third in the men's ski halfpipe. There medals are the first by New Zealand athletes since alpine skier Annelise Coberger's silver medal in 1992. The chief executive of Snowsport New Zealand Marty Toomey told RNZ sports editor Stephen Hewson it was an historic day for the sport.