Dunedin welcome for Paralympic medallist

Adam Hall celebrates during the victory ceremony for the alpine skiing men's slalom. Photo: Getty...
Adam Hall celebrates during the victory ceremony for the alpine skiing men's slalom. Photo: Getty Images

Dunedin residents are being encouraged to turn out and welcome home Paralympic gold and bronze medallist Adam Hall tomorrow night.

 

Hall, who won gold in the men’s slalom and bronze in the super combined at this month's Winter Games in PyeongChang, was scheduled to arrive at Dunedin International Airport at 6.45pm.

 

His victory in the men's slalom in South Korea comes almost eight years after he won gold in the same event at Vancouver.

 

Hall spends much of his time in Wanaka, but also lives in in Dunedin periodically. He was born in and grew up in Dunedin and retained strong connections to the city.

 

 

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull said today that Dunedin and the wider Otago region was immensely proud of Hall’s achievements, on and off the slopes.

 

“As well as the medals, Adam also received the Whang Youn Dai achievement award in PyeongChang. The award is presented to one male and one female athlete at each Paralympics who best exemplify the spirit of the Games,” Mr Cull said.

 

“This shows that not only is Adam a remarkably talented athlete, he’s a remarkable human being.”

 

A lone piper from the City of Dunedin Pipe Band would greet Hall off his flight, and Cr Christine Garey would deliver a congratulatory speech.

 

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