16 Mar 2014

Kiwis finish fourth in Sochi

6:43 am on 16 March 2014

Two New Zealand skiers have finished just outside the medals in the Super-Combined event at the Winter Paralympics in Sochi.

Standing skier Adam Hall entered the Super G portion of the event in fourth place after the slalom but couldn't improve on his placing, the 2010 gold medallist disappointed to have finished just short of making the podium.

Fellow New Zealander, the sitting skier Corey Peters, also finished fourth in the Super-Combined after moving up from sixth-place following an impressive Super G run.

Following a long wait, the Super-G component of the event finally got underway after the weather had played havoc with the competition schedule earlier in the week.

Race organisers had been forced to split the Super-Combined over two days, the Slalom completed on Wednesday but racers having to wait until today to contest the Super G.