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Hawke’s Bay Alpine Skier Records Career Best Placing In US

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Hawke’s Bay alpine ski racer Piera Hudson carved out a career-best performance at her first world cup of the season in the slalom event at the Killington Cup in Vermont in the United States.

Hudson, skiing from start bib 59 and finishing 26th, was the Sport Hawke’s Bay People’s Choice Award winner in May.

In World Cup slalom only the 30 fastest racers from the first run of two qualify — or “make the flip” — for run two.

Hudson is one of only a handful of Kiwi athletes, including the likes of Chris Wormsley, Fiona Johnson, Simon Wi Rutene, Annelise Coberger and Claudia Riegler, to achieve a top-30 result and score world cup slalom points. It also was the first for more than 15 years.

Photo: Piera Hudson is a woman on a mission and today’s conquest in the United States will be an endorsement of her blueprint to represent New Zealand in Winter Olympics in 2022. 

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Posted: 27 November 2018

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