25 AUGUST - 6 SEPT 2020 (JST)

4 - 13 MARCH 2022 (UTC)

28 August - 8 Sept 2024 (FST)

Name Adam Hall
Sport Para alpine skiing
Date of Birth
9 October 1987
Coach Ben Adams
Resides Wanaka
Occupation Paralympian
Classification LW1
Impairment (Disability)
Loss of muscle power (Spina Bifida)
Paralympian #
158 - PyeongChang 2018, Sochi 2014, Vancouver 2010 and Torino 2006

 

Major International Results
2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games Gold - Men's Slalom Standing
Bronze - Men's Super Combined Standing
6th - Men's Downhill Standing
10th - Men's Super G Standing
2018 World Para Alpine Skiing Cup (USA)  2 x Gold - Men's Super- G Standing
2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships Bronze - Men's Slalom Standing
2016 Para Alpine Skiing Race Series 1st - Men's Slalom Standing
1st - Men's Super-G Standing
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup (La Molina) 2nd & 3rd - Men's Slalom Standing
  Europa Cup (Austria) 3rd - Men's Slalom & Super Combined Standing
2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games 4th - Men's Super Combined Standing
4th - Men's Super G Standing
7th - Men's Slalom Standing
 2010 Vancouver Paralympic Winter Games  Gold - Men's Slalom Standing

 

World Rankings (as at April 2018)
Men's Slalom Standing 1=
Men's Downhill Standing 6
Men's Super Combined Standing 7
Men's Super Giant Slalom Standing 15

 


Two-time Paralympic gold medallist Adam Hall is an established force on the world stage. The Dunedin-born ski champion thrives on a constant diet of winter, racing on the World Cup circuit alongside the very best Para athletes and coaches in the world. A member of the Cardrona NZ National Adaptive Ski Team since 2005, Adam splits his training base between Winter Park in the USA and Cardrona Alpine Resort in New Zealand.

Diagnosed at birth with spina bifida, Adam says he’s "lucky" because he is mobile and able to walk. Adam began skiing at age six and switched to snowboarding at age nine. He admits to being a snowboarder at heart, but switched back to skiing in order to compete in the Paralympic Winter Games in 2006.

Adam has represented New Zealand four times at the Paralympic Games in Torino 2006, Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014 and PyeongChang 2018, taking the gold medal in standing slalom at both the PyeongChang 2018 and Vancouver 2010 Paralympics.

Adam  has long been recognised as a specialist in the technical disciplines but in recent years has also achieved top results in the speed disciplines. In 2016 Adam won gold medals in Downhill as well as the Slalom at the World Cup finals in Aspen and finished the season ranked third overall in the world for men’s standing Super-G and Downhill Standing. The 2017 season started with a bang as Adam won a bronze medal at the 2017 Para Alpine Skiing World Championships in Italy. 

At the 2018 PyeongChang Paralympics Adam received the Whang Youn Dai Achievement Award, given to only two Paralympians who best embody the spirit of the Paralympic movement, and is the only New Zealander ever to have received it. In 2011, Adam was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZOM) in the Queen's Birthday Honours, for services to sport.

 

Key international events include:

Northern Hemisphere season 2018/19


Classification means...

Sport Class LW 1:

This sport class is allocated to Para skiers with an impairment that strongly affects both legs, for example an above knee amputation of both legs or significant muscle weakness in both legs.



Major Partners

ToyatoHigh Performance Sport New Zealand


Official Partners

Adecco ACCHarvey NormanTVNZ


Community Partners

MondelezSanfordNew Zealand Chambers of Commerce
New Zealand Racing BoardPub CharityThe Lion FoundationNew Zealand Community Trust


Official Suppliers

Simpson Gierson Blue StarBLKOceanbridge        


Partners

This website has only been made possible
thanks to the generous support of Sport New Zealand

Acknowledgement