Adam Hall - Para alpine skier
Adam Hall is one of New Zealand’s most successful winter Paralympians.
Hall began skiing at the age of six, switching to snowboarding at nine. But he eventually came back to skiing to compete in the Paralympic Winter Games in 2006.
He has represented New Zealand three times at the Paralympic Winter Games – Torino 2006, Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014 – taking the gold medal in standing slalom in Vancouver. Since then he’s continued to dominate in the world of Para alpine skiing.
Diagnosed with spina bifida at birth, Hall now skis at speeds in excess of 120km per hour and competes in the Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super combined and Downhill events.
He has twice been named Adaptive Snow Sports Athlete of the Year, and was named Snow Sports NZ Overall Athlete of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2012.
In 2011, he was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen's Birthday Honours, for services to sport.
Hall got married in February 2017 and has now graduated with a degree in agriculture.