Peters leads Kiwis at Paralympics

Photo: Getty Images
Photo: Getty Images

Corey Peters (above) led a small New Zealand team at the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Paralympics in South Korea.

 

The 34-year-old sit skier from New Plymouth claimed a silver medal back in 2014 at the Sochi Games and will be looking to go one better in PeyongChang.

Fireworks and an impressive lighting show kicked off the ceremony on Friday night (local time), with a record 567 athletes walking into Olympic Stadium following the flag-raising and lighting of the flame.

Forty-eight nations and a neutral Paralympic athletes team consisting of Russian competitors will take part in nine days of competition.

Adam Hall and Peters will be the first Kiwi athletes in action, when they compete in the downhill alpine skiing on Saturday.

Schedule (NZ times)

• March 10: Para alpine skiing - Downhill, 13:30 - 16:30
• March 11: Para alpine skiing - Super G, 13:00 - 17:00
• March 12: Para snowboard - 14:30 - 21:00
• March 13: Para alpine skiing - Super Combined, 13:30 - 17:00; Para alpine skiing - Super Combined, 19:00 - 21:00
• March 14: Para alpine skiing - Slalom, 13:30 - 16:30; Para alpine skiing - Slalom, 18:00 - 19:30
• March 16: Para snowboard - Banked Slalom, 14:30 - 20:55
• March 17: Para alpine skiing - Giant Slalom, 13:30 - 16:00; Para alpine skiing - Giant Slalom, 18:00 - 19:30

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