Winter Paralympics: Corey Peters to carry New Zealand flag at opening ceremony in PyeongChang

The Sochi silver medallist will carry New Zealand's flag at the Winter Paralympics opening ceremony.
The Sochi silver medallist will carry New Zealand's flag at the Winter Paralympics opening ceremony. Photo credit: Getty Images

Paralympian Corey Peters gets the honour of carrying the flag for New Zealand at Friday night's opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

The 34-year-old sit-skier from New Plymouth is one of three Kiwis competing at the Games, hoping to match or better his silver medal from Sochi four years ago.

"I feel so privileged and humbled to be named as the flag-bearer for the New Zealand Paralympic Team," he said.

"I am so excited to lead the team and to know that all our supporters, especially my family, are watching us back in New Zealand will make the honour extraordinarily special."

Peters is currently ranked third in the world for men's super-g sitting and eighth for downhill sitting, two of the five events he will contest in Pyeongchang.

Adam Hall and Carl Murphy are New Zealand's other para-athletes competing in South Korea.

The 2018 Paralympic Winter Games will take place March 9 -18 and will feature up to 670 para-athletes from 45 countries.

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