Peters to carry flag for NZ

Corey Peters ahead of the  PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony. Photo: Getty Images
Corey Peters ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony. Photo: Getty Images
Corey Peters has been selected to carry the flag into the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium tonight for the New Zealand Winter Paralympics team.

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.

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