15 Mar 2018

Peters 12th in PyeongChang

6:50 am on 15 March 2018

The New Plymouth para-skier Corey Peters finished 12th in his final event, the Giant Slalom Sitting event at the PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games.

New Zealand para-skier Corey Peters

New Zealand para-skier Corey Peters Photo: All Rights Reserved

Peters won a bronze medal in the Downhill last weekend.

In the Giant Slalom he was unable to repeat the silver medal performance he achieved in Sochi four years ago.

Peters said: "Once again I just skied a little bit safe and conservatively. Particularly with a two run event like this you can't really afford to hold back in the first run. I just had too much time to make up in the second run. Definitely a lot more proud of the second run and I attacked it a lot more. But like I said there was just too much of a margin to make up."

When asked how he felt about the bronze medal he won on the first day of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, the first for the New Zealand Paralympic Team he said: "I'm pretty stoked that I managed to get the bronze medal on day one, certainly proud of that first day in the downhill. All and all it has been another learning experience and we can move forward from here and keep building."

He continued: "So that's my events all done for the Games so I can relax a little bit and come and support Carl in the Banked Slalom on Friday and Adam in the Slalom on Saturday. Hopefully we can pick up another two medals in the final two events for the NZ Paralympic Team."