Today’s the day for South Canterbury snow star Willis Feasey, as he takes on the slopes at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in Korea this afternoon.
Twizel-based Feasey is expected to make his Olympic debut in the men’s super G ski event, alongside returning Olympian Adam Barwood at 3pm NZ time.
The pair will also compete in the men’s giant slalom on Sunday, with the first run at 2.15pm NZ time and 5.45pm for the second.
Wanaka’s Alice Robinson was meant to have made her Olympic debut in the giant slalom on Monday but it was postponed to today because of bad weather.
Snowboarders Carlos Garcia Knight and Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, ice-skaters Reyon Kay and Peter Michael and half-pipe snowboarder Rakai Tait have also begun competing.
Solo bobsledder Rhys Thornbury will take on the skeleton races at 2pm NZ time today, while snowboarder Duncan Campbell will compete in snow-cross at 3pm.
Three-time Olympian Shane Dobbin will lace up his skates for the men’s 10,000m at midnight tonight.
Skiers Finn Bilous, Jackson Wells, Britt Hawes and Janina Kuzma are yet to compete in their events, including halfpipe and slopestyle races.
Two pairs of skiing brothers, Miguel and Nico Porteous and Beau-James and Byron Wells, will compete in the men’s halfpipe next Tuesday, while Canterbury skier Jamie Prebble will take on the ski-cross course on Wednesday.
The 2018 Winter Olympics are being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from February 7 to 25.