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News posted on Sunday 13th March, 2022

Paralympian Corey Peters flag bearer for close of Beijing 2022

Corey Peters holding out NZ flag with Beijing 2022 sign and mountains behind

The New Zealand flag at the Closing Ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games will be proudly held aloft by gold and silver medallist Corey Peters.

Corey sprang into action from Day one of the Paralympics with a gold medal in the Men’s Downhill Sitting and followed it up with a silver on Day two in the Men’s Super-G Sitting.

Corey’s Beijing 2022 campaign is now finished, while teammates Adam Hall and Aaron Ewen will compete in the Men’s Slalom tomorrow on the final day, finishing not long before the Closing Ceremony.

The Closing Ceremony will include a number of the New Zealand contingent, including the three Paralympians and their coaches Ben Adams and Scott Palmer.

 Corey, who was nominated by his fellow Paralympians for the honour, says:

“It’s been a magical experience for me to come here and win the gold for New Zealand. Getting the silver as well was the icing on the cake. This is my third Paralympic Games and also the third time I have had the honour and privilege of being the flag bearer for the closing ceremony. These are proud moments in my career and memories I will have forever.”

Chef de Mission Jane Stevens agrees.

“Corey’s incredible performances captured the imagination of New Zealanders and people around the world. He is a very fitting ambassador for New Zealand at the Closing Ceremony.”

The Closing Ceremony can be watched live on TVNZ DUKE tomorrow night from 1am.

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