Hall awarded top honour

Adam hall celebrates his gold medal in the standing skiing. Photo: Reuters
Adam Hall. Photo: Reuters
The plaudits have continued for Wanaka alpine skier Adam Hall.

Last night, the double Paralympic gold medalist received the Supreme Winner honour at the Central Otago Sports Awards in Cromwell.

Earlier in the night, Hall was named Senior Sportsman of the Year in a competitive category which included multisport ace Dougall Allan and Cromwell woodchopping champion Brad Pako.

He was later awarded the supreme title and the Bruce Grant Memorial trophy.

It caps off a memorable 2018 for the 31-year-old.

Last year, he won gold in the slalom and bronze in the super combined events at the Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeong Chang, South Korea.

It was a fruitful evening for Wanaka athletes young and old. Cyclist Mikayla Harvey was named the Senior Sportswoman of the Year.

After their 2018 Winter Games exploits in Pyeong Chang, from which they both returned home with bronze medals, free-skier Nico Porteous and snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott swept the junior category, named Junior Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year respectively.

Queenstown husband and wife adventure racers Chris and Emily Forne collected the teams award.

The high performance snow sport coaching team of Mitch Brown, Mike Hanley, Tommy Pyatt, Sean Thompson, Bruce Wells and Tom Willmott were awarded Coach of the Year.

Alexandra rugby stalwart Wayne Soper was acknowledged for his 35-year service to rugby in the region, as he was awarded the John Fitzharris Services to Sport Award.

Former Black Cap, now sports broadcaster, Craig Cumming was a guest speaker at the event.

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