23 Feb 2018

Support for NZ's Olympic teen medallists 'overwhelming'

From Morning Report, 7:20 am on 23 February 2018

New Zealand won two Olympic medals in two hours on Thursday afternoon, breaking a 26 year drought. Snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott won bronze in the inaugural women's Big Air event, becoming for about an hour, New Zealand's youngest Olympian. An hour later freestyle skier Nico Porteous also won a bronze in the half pipe. He's also just 16 and is New Zealand's youngest Olympian ever. Here's how the excited - and impressed - Sky Sport commentators described his run. They are New Zealand's first medals since Annelise Coberger won silver in 1992.