Adam Hall MNZM #158
|Date of Birth||9 October 1987|
|Eligible impairment||Loss of muscle power|
|Health condition||Spina bifida|
Five-time Paralympic medallist Adam Hall is an established force on the world stage. The Dunedin-born ski champion thrives on a constant diet of winter, racing on the World Cup circuit alongside the very best Para athletes and coaches in the world. A member of the Cardrona NZ National Adaptive Ski Team since 2005, Adam splits his training base between Winter Park in the USA and Cardrona Alpine Resort in New Zealand.
Diagnosed at birth with spina bifida, Adam calls himself lucky because he is mobile and able to walk. Adam began skiing at age six and switched to snowboarding at age nine. He admits to being a snowboarder at heart, but switched back to skiing in order to compete in the Paralympic Winter Games in 2006.
Adam has represented New Zealand five times at the Paralympic Games in Torino 2006, Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014, PyeongChang 2018 and Beijing 2022, taking the gold medal in standing slalom at both the PyeongChang 2018 and Vancouver 2010 Paralympics.
Adam has long been recognised as a specialist in the technical disciplines but has also achieved top results in the speed disciplines.
At the 2018 PyeongChang Paralympics Adam received the Whang Youn Dai Achievement Award, given to only two Paralympians who best embody the spirit of the Paralympic movement, and is the only New Zealander ever to have received it. Adam was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, for services to sport. He was also named Para Athlete of the Year at the 2018 Halberg Awards.
Adam officially received his ‘numbered’ Paralympic pin as part of The Celebration Project in Queenstown in September 2020.
|2022||Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games||Bronze - Men's Super Combined Standing|
Bronze - Men's Slalom Standing
|2018||PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games||Gold - Men's Slalom Standing|
Bronze - Men's Super Combined Standing
6th - Men's Downhill Standing
10th - Men's Super G Standing
|2014||Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games||4th - Men's Super Combined Standing|
4th - Men's Super G Standing
7th - Men's Slalom Standing
|2010||Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games||Gold - Men's Slalom Standing|
|2006||Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games||-|