Adam Hall (alpine skier)

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Adam Hall
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Hall in 2017
Personal information
Full nameAdam James Hall
Born (1987-10-09) 9 October 1987 (age 34)
Dunedin, New Zealand
Sport
CountryNew Zealand
Sport Alpine skiing
Event(s)Downhill
Slalom
Giant slalom
Super combined
Super-G
Medal record

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

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Life

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

Hall in the slalom event at the 2013 IPC World Championships Adam Hall of New Zealand (2).JPG
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]

In 2022, he won the silver medal in the men's standing slalom event at the 2021 World Para Snow Sports Championships held in Lillehammer, Norway. [5] [6]

Hall was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours, for services to sport. [7]

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References

  1. "Adam Hall". Vancouver2010.com. Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Archived from the original on 8 April 2010.
  2. "Adam Hall". Paralympic.org. 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. "Jesper Pedersen delights home fans with third gold on drama-packed Friday". Paralympic.org. 21 January 2022. Retrieved 21 January 2022.
  6. Burke, Patrick (21 January 2022). "Pedersen clinches third gold of World Para Snow Sports Championships in Lillehammer". InsideTheGames.biz . Retrieved 21 January 2022.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "Queen's Birthday honours list 2011". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 6 June 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
Interview with Adam Hall originally done for Wikinews
Awards
Preceded by Halberg Awards – Para Athlete of the Year
2018
Succeeded by
Sophie Pascoe