Hall on track to repeat heroics

22:17, Mar 12 2014
Adam Hall
STAR SKIER: Adam Hall.

Adam Hall remains confident ahead of the defence of his Winter Paralympic slalom title at Sochi tomorrow.

It's been a campaign not without its frustrations for the Wanaka standing skier, including some difficult weather conditions which made for a long and ultimately disjointed competition in the Super Combi on Tuesday night.

Hall is placed fourth, 2.7 seconds down on the leader, after the slalom run in the Super Combi, after the giant slalom had to be postponed due to heavy fog and rain at the Rosa Khutor course.

The giant slalom which completes the Super Combi will now be staged tomorrow night, with Hall competing in his favoured slalom discipline in the early hours of tomorrow morning (NZ time).

Having crashed out of the Super G when he was leading in the time splits, Hall could be on the cusp of something special.

''It was good to get into the slalom hill and check that out and sitting fourth puts me in a good position for the Super G after having a good run the other day before I canned out,'' he said.


''We believe there's more potential coming into the Slalom. The conditions are going to stay pretty similar and not change so much. It's a matter of looking at today and moving forward into the Slalom and making sure we can keep moving forward from a tactical point of view.''

Competing in the sitting category, Corey Peters took a cautious approach to the slalom leg of the Super Combi and is in seventh place, 4.53 seconds off the leader, Austria's Roman Rabl.

Peters, who finished sixth in the Super G this week, will compete in his favoured giant slalom event on Saturday night.

Hawea's Carl Murphy will compete in the Paralympic debut for snowboard cross tomorrow night.

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