Adam Hall (alpine skier)

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Adam Hall
MNZM
Adam Hall (cropped).jpg
Hall in 2017
Personal information
Full nameAdam James Hall
Born (1987-10-09) 9 October 1987 (age 31)
Dunedin, New Zealand
Sport
Country New Zealand
SportAlpine skiing
Event(s)Downhill
Slalom
Giant slalom
Super combined
Super-G

Adam James Hall MNZM (9 October 1987) is a New Zealand alpine skier and double Paralympic gold medalist.

Life[edit]

Hall was born in Dunedin on 9 October 1987 to Lindsay Hall, a dairy farmer, and Gayle Hall, nee Paterson, an obstetric nurse. He was diagnosed with spina bifida.

Hall in the slalom event at the 2013 IPC World Championships

Hall competed for New Zealand at the 2006 Winter Paralympics, where he placed 41st in the men's downhill event, 43rd in the men's giant slalom and 50th in the men's Super-G, standing

At the 2010 Winter Paralympics,[1] Hall won a gold medal in the men's slalom event, standing. He placed 8th in the men's super combined and 7th in the men's Super-G, standing.[2]

At the 2018 Winter Paralympics, Hall again won a gold medal in the men's slalom event, standing, and also won a bronze medal in the super combined standing. He was also named as a co-recipient of the 2018 Whang Youn Dai Achievement Award.[3][4]

Hall was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours, for services to sport.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile – Adam Hall Archived 5 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine at the Official site of Vancouver 2010
  2. ^ Results for Adam Hall from the International Paralympic Committee
  3. ^ "Kiwi skier Adam Hall wins bronze in super combined at Winter Paralympics". Stuff.co.nz. 13 March 2018. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Skier Adam Hall claims gold at Paralympics". Stuff.co.nz. 17 March 2018. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  5. ^ "The Queen's Birthday Honours 2011". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 6 June 2011. Archived from the original on 21 June 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2011.
Interview with Adam Hall originally done for Wikinews
Awards
Preceded by
Sophie Pascoe
Halberg Awards – Para Athlete of the Year
2018
Incumbent