Two medals at Winter Olympics

Great news from the Winter Olympics, with two 16 year olds winning bronze medals today, doubling New Zealand’s all time medal tally.


RNZ: Sadowski-Synnott wins first medal for New Zealand in Pyeongchang

New Zealand snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott has won a bronze medal in the women’s big air competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

It’s New Zealand’s first medal of the Games and just the country’s second Winter Olympics medal ever, following skier Annelise Coberger’s silver medal at the 1992 Albertville Games.

Sadowski-Synnott scored 65.80 in her first run, but rocketed into third spot when she posted a score of 92 in her second run and held on.

RNZ: Second medal for NZ: Nico Porteous wins bronze in freeski halfpipe

Nico Porteous, 16, has won bronze for New Zealand in the freeski halfpipe at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.


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  1. Trevors_elbow

     /  February 22, 2018


  2. Alan Wilkinson

     /  February 22, 2018

    Well done those two young athletes. Brilliant.

  3. Gezza

     /  February 22, 2018

    Good on ’em. Had to smile a lot at the interview clips 1ewes featured with Zoi. She’s so young. She was really excited & used a lot of current teen slang. She was the youngest medal winner for a short period & then Nick took that record & said she was really sick for him.

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  5. Zedd

     /  February 23, 2018

    “Kia Kaha Kiwis” 🙂


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