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The 10-strong New Zealand team of three Paralympians and seven support staff yesterday become the latest additions to an expected global contingent of 670 Para athletes from 45 countries, gathering to compete in six sports.
Peters (34), of New Plymouth, ranked third and eighth in the world for men's super-G sitting and downhill sitting respectively, was overwhelmed to be named.
"I am so excited to lead the team and to know that all our supporters, especially my family, are watching us back in New Zealand will make the honour extraordinarily special."
Peters, who claimed silver medal on debut at Sochi in 2014, will also be the first to compete tomorrow along with team-mate Adam Hall, of Wanaka, in the downhill.