POST WORLD’S

World Championships The World Ski Championships in Schladming have been an amazing experience and I was lucky enough to represent my country in the giant slalom and slalom races after performing well at qualifications where the top 25 get into the final race. Particularly in the Slalom where I raced from position 48 into 9th on icy conditions and was very pleased with my performance. In the GS race I fell not far from the bottom and although that’s a little disappointing I was happy with my intermediates. In the Slalom I straddled just before the first intermediate. Not what I was hoping for but that’s ski racing sometimes and I was giving it my all. There was an incredible 55,000 strong crowd for the Slalom to see Hirscher take the gold for Austria. At the time I came down many of the fans were out in search of their next drink, however the bulk remained. Being a part of that environment, seeing the fans and to race in such a race had to be one of the best experiences in my life, not to mention motivating. Thank you to all the New Zealand and Australian team coaches involved, for making it possible for all of us. Also big thanks to Mike Rishworth of the AUS team for the use of his edge machine. Sharp skis were definitely a necessity over the past couple of weeks. It has been a both mentally and physically exhausting week. We’re not done yet though. Tomorrow we leave for a couple of slalom races in Annaberg, Austria on the 20th and 21st.

Schladming finish area

Schladming finish area

Team mate Willis and myself during qualification

Team mate Willis and myself during qualification

Inspecting with my coach Nils Coberger

Inspecting with my coach Nils Coberger

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2 thoughts on “POST WORLD’S

  1. Hi Adam, I met your parents in an Italian restaurant in Schladming on Friday and enjoyed chatting to them. They are very proud of you and rightly so! Just wanted to say congratulations – I thought you did amazingly well on a really tough piste. Good luck in Annaberg and I wish you lots of success in the rest of the season.
    Emily

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