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  •   Home > News > Sports > General

    Gustav Legnavsky has drawn inspiration from watching Zoi Sadowski-Synnott and Nico Porteous secure Olympic bronze medals four years ago

    Gustav Legnavsky has drawn inspiration from watching Zoi Sadowski-Synnott and Nico Porteous secure Olympic bronze medals four years ago


    The free skier is the youngest of the eight-strong contingent added to the New Zealand team for Beijing.

    He was 12 when the pair of 16-year-olds stood on the podium in Pyeongchang.



    Ben Harrington and Miguel Porteous have also been named along with Anja Barugh and Chloe McMillan in the the women's halfpipe.

    Ben Barclay competes in the freeski slopestyle and big air.

    Snowboarders Tiarn Collins and Cool Wakushima will contest the slopestyle and big air events alongside podium favourite Sadowski-Synnott.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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