The opening events of the 2022 Winter Games NZ got underway on Saturday with alpine ski racers competing in two FIS Australia New Zealand Cup Super G races at Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area. New Zealand’s Willis Feasey and Canada’s Candace Crawford each claimed back-to-back wins in the respective men’s and women’s fields, making the best of a tight, technical course which got the better of several other competitors. Read the full story here.
FIS ANC Super G Race 1
Women | 1st Candace Crawford, 2nd Rebeka Jancova, 3rd Charlotte Henriksson
Men | 1st Willis Feasey, 2nd Adam Zampa, 3rd Teo Zampa
FIS ANC Super G Race 2
Women | 1st Candace Crawford, 2nd Ava Sunshine, 3rd Alice Robinson
Men | 1st Willis Feasey, 2nd Adam Zampa, 3rd Garret Driller
Giant Slalom Race 1
On Monday we held the first of the two FIS Australia New Zealand Cup Giant Slaloms on the Winter Games NZ schedule.
Following a race postponement due to poor visibility and soft snow conditions on Sunday, day three of the Winter Games NZ dawned clear and sunny on Monday with cold overnight temperatures bringing the hard and fast snow conditions needed for ski racing.
The strong international field included athletes from 14 nations and featured a mix of experienced World Cup racers and some exciting up and coming talent. Canada’s Candace Crawford took home the win in the women’s field to back up her two first-place finishes in the Super-G, while Isaiah Nelson from the USA topped the men’s results in a hard-fought finish. Read the full story here.
FIS ANC Giant Slalom Race 1
Women | 1st Candace Crawford (CAN), 2nd Katie Hensien (USA), 3rd Riikka Honkanen (FIN)
Men | 1st Isaiah Nelson (USA), 2nd Timon Haugan (NOR), 3rd Andreas Zampa (SVK)
Giant Slalom Race 2
Over 80 athletes from 13 nations descended on The Hurdle at Coronet Peak for the final day of alpine ski racing in the 2022 Winter Games NZ programme. On today’s schedule was the second FIS Australia New Zealand Cup Giant Slalom, rounding out the series.
Kiwi alpine ski racing superstar Alice Robinson has taken the win in the women’s field today, along with claiming the Yellow Bib for the Giant Slalom Australia New Zealand Cup. Andreas Zampa (SVK) has claimed the top spot in the men’s field, off the back of yesterday’s strong silver medal performance in the same discipline. Read the full story here.
FIS ANC Giant Slalom Race 2
Women | 1st Alice Robinson (NZL), 2nd Ava Sunshine (USA), 3rd Katie Hensien (USA)
Men | 1st Andreas Zampa (SVK), 2nd Isaiah Nelson (USA), 3rd Adam Zampa (SVK)