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.