Skiing: Miguel Porteous beats younger brother Nico to claim silver at World Cup

  • 08/12/2018

Kiwi freeskier Miguel Porteous has upstaged his younger brother, Nico to clinch a breakthrough silver medal at a World Cup meet in Colorado on Saturday (NZ time).

Miguel finished second in the 10-man freeski halfpipe final behind American Aaron Blunck, with two-time Olympic champion David Wise in third and Nico in fourth.

The 19-year-old Miguel went straight to the top of the leaderboard with an opening run of 93.75, Blunck only registering 82.75.

Blunck then overtook Porteous in his second run of 96.25, a score that would eventually see him at the top of the podium.

Nobody else could change up the order on the third run, leaving Blunck to take gold, Porteous grabbing silver based on his first run and USA's David Wise coming in third with a score of 90.50. Nico finished up fourth with 88.00.

Following a crash during training fellow Kiwi Beau-James Wells, who qualified third in his heat, was unable to start the finals competition and is undergoing a medical assessment.