Alpine skier Alice Robinson headlines a busy day three schedule for New Zealand athletes at the 2022 Winter Olympics on Monday.
Buoyed by Zoi Sadowski-Synnott’s historic gold-medal winning performance in the women’s snowboard slopestyle final on Sunday, the Kiwi competitors will be out to impress.
Alice Robinson is one of New Zealand’s top medal prospects at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
Robinson, who competed at her first Winter Olympics four years ago as a 16-year-old, arrives at these Games full of confidence.
She has delivered some excellent results on the World Cup circuit and will look to build on those showings in her first event of these Games, the giant slalom.
Also getting underway on Monday is freeskier Margaux Hackett, the daughter of bungy jump entrepreneur AJ Hackett.
Hackett, who is featuring at her first Games, is the first New Zealander to compete on day three in the women’s freeski big air qualification (2.30pm start NZT).
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The men’s freeski big air qualification will also be contested with Finn Bilous and Ben Barclay looking to progress through to the final.
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You can see the schedule and results for the New Zealand team here. This is subject to change.
*Kiwis in action on day three of the Winter Olympics on Monday (NZT):
2.30pm: Women’s freeski big air qualification, runs 1, 2 and 3 (Margaux Hackett)
2.30pm: Women’s giant slalom, run 1 (Alice Robinson)
6.30pm: Men’s freeski big air qualification, runs 1, 2 and 3 (Finn Bilous, Ben Barclay)
7.30pm: Women’s giant slalom, run 2 (Alice Robinson)