Nico Porteous Claims Freeski Halfpipe World Cup Win

Just days after recovering from Covid-19, New Zealand’s Nico Porteous, 20, has claimed victory at the Freeski Halfpipe World Cup in California, Stuff reports.

This was a maiden World Cup triumph for the Wanaka skier and also an ideal tune-up ahead of next month’s Winter Olympics in Beijing, Stuff reporters write. He remains New Zealand’s youngest-ever Olympic medallist thanks to his bronze at Pyeongchang as a 16-year-old in 2018, swiftly gave a reminder of all his class.

Porteous was delighted with the way he was able to bounce back following his early wobbles.

“It gives me a lot of confidence going into Beijing, I was concerned that I wasn’t quite where I thought I was, so to get the win today is really epic,” he said.

Original article by Stuff, January 9, 2022.

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Dunedin Swimmer Erika Fairweather Wins in Doha

Dunedin Swimmer Erika Fairweather Wins in Doha

Erika Fairweather has won her maiden swimming world championship title with victory in the women’s 400m freestyle final in Doha. The 20-year-old from Dunedin is the first New Zealander to win…