Watch: The heart-warming moment emotional Kiwi Paralympic hero Adam Hall shows picture of late mum at medal ceremony

Kiwi Paralympic skier Adam Hall made the most of his moment on the podium in this morning's medal ceremony in PyeongChang after he made the heart-warming effort to show the world the person who helped him get there - his late mum.

Hall claimed bronze in the men's Super Combined on Wednesday morning after a brilliant run in the slalom saw him climb four places from seventh.

The 30-year-old was finally awarded his medal this morning with a fellow Kiwi presenting it to him.

Adam Hall couldn't find the words to describe getting back on the podium again, eight years after Vancouver. Source: 1 NEWS

Kiwi Paralympic legend Duane Kale presented the medal to Hall while acting in his official role of Vice President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), a role he was elected into late in 2017.

"Having known Adam for such a long time it was such a special moment to be able to present his medal this evening," Kale said.

"When the opportunity arose for me to present the medals for the Super Combined event it was one that I did not want to miss."

After Kale draped the medal around Hall's neck, the skier took a moment to remove something from his jacket pocket to show to the cheering crowd and television audiences.

It was a picture of his late mother Gayle, who died in a car crash just weeks after he won a gold medal in Vancouver eight years ago.

Hall said his achievement was finally starting to sink in.

"It's finally starting to sink in after the Super Combined race a few days ago.

"I'm just really happy to finally have this baby around my neck. Hugely honoured and proud to be a Kiwi tonight and represent all New Zealanders."



Watch: Kiwi teen Kanah Andrews-Nahu breaks several national records at weightlifting meet

Kiwi teen Kanah Andrews-Nahu has broken several national records at a weightlifting meet today.

Andrews-Nahu has now broken 135 New Zealand records.

Her records today were:

Snatch: NZ youth 75+Kg and junior 90kg - new record of 96kg

C&J: NZ youth 75+Kg and junior 90kg - new record of 111kg

Total: NZ youth 75+Kg and junior 90kg - new record of 200kg (which she then broke minutes later)

Total: NZ youth 75+Kg and junior 90kg - new record of 207kg

Andrews-Nahu has now broken 135 New Zealand records. Source: 1 NEWS


Topics

TODAY'S
TOP STORIES

Anthony Joshua delivers seventh round knockout, defends world titles against Alexander Povetkin

Anthony Joshua has kept his status as the biggest name in world boxing, defeating Russia's Alexander Povetkin at London's Wembley Stadium this morning with a seventh round knockout.

Coming into the fight with his WBO, WBA, IBO and IBF titles on the line, Joshua began brightly against 39-year old Povetkin, landing some early blows in the opening round, before Povetkin began to rattle the undefeated Brit with some shots of his own.

Joshua was then rattled towards the end of the first round, as Povetkin landed a blow to the nose to draw blood from his opponent.

Povetkin attempted to capitalise on his early success, and started to try and control the fight at the start of the third round, most notably with his left hook stopping Joshua find any sort of rhythm.

However, Joshua was able to inflict some damage of his own, cutting Povetkin above the left eye with a stinging uppercut.

It was in the sixth round though that the fight truly came to life, with both fighters seeming to exchange blows at will.

Joshua stamped his authority in the seventh, knocking Povetkin to the canvas in the seventh, before finishing the fight with a volley of blows as the officials bought the bout to an end.

Joshua will now almost certainly line up a bout with American and WBC champion Deontay Wilder, looking to add the final heavyweight world title to his collection.

 Anthony Joshua punches Alexander Povetkin
Anthony Joshua punches Alexander Povetkin Source: Getty

TODAY'S
FEATURED STORIES

404

Error 404

Guru Meditation:

XID: 366962425


Varnish cache server


Granddaughter following in sporting footsteps of New Zealand's oldest living Olympian

Our oldest living Olympian is adding to her list of proud moments, with her granddaughter following in her sporting success.

Ngaire Galloway (nee Lane) is getting ready to watch 17-year-old Gina Galloway compete at next month's 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.

Described as a "a powerful and stylish swimmer", Galloway was New Zealand’s first female swimmer to hold concurrent junior, intermediate and senior national records.

She was also the only swimmer and female in the New Zealand team to compete at the 1948 London Games.

Seventy years on, granddaughter Gina is showing the same form. Last year she won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games in The Bahamas.

Gina visited her Nana in Nelson today for a final "goodluck" before her next big event.

The pair not only share the swimming gene, they are both backstroke specialists too.

"From a young age, listening to all her stories, of her travels, the friends she's made and the experiences she's gained from swimming has been really really inspiring," Gina told 1 NEWS.

Both agree the technique has changed , but the goal - to be the fastest- remains the same.

"Three years ago I was still swimming 30 lengths, but I struck some back trouble," says Ngaire.

At 92, she’s enjoying being a spectator.

"She's able to livestream into the races I'm doing and Dad always sends her the links so she can watch. It's always cool knowing she's watching from Nelson," says Gina.

Now Ngaire hopes to catch Gina's medal moment in Argentina.

"I'd probably just about collapse with excitement."

"You better be careful," she tells her granddaughter.

Ngaire Lane, 92, is getting ready to watch her granddaughter compete at the Youth Olympics. Source: 1 NEWS