Barwood’s feverish comeback


Queenstown ski racer Adam Barwood continues his excellent comeback from glandular fever which marred his New Zealand season.

Last weekend he took out a giant slalom at Panorama, Canada, in an alpine FIS technical series race.

The 23-year-old - pictured during training at Cardrona Alpine Resort, near Queenstown, in October – headed off a 140-strong field to finish 0.35sec overall in front of his nearest rival after two runs.

He was fastest in his first run and second fastest in his second run, and also scored a personal best FIS points result in GS of 15.47.

Conditions were overcast and cloudy and the terrain was varied.

Last month he also won a slalom at a season-opening event at Echo Mountain Resort, Colorado, in the United States.

Following two slalom races at Panorama - he placed second in the first of those - Barwood’s due to break for Christmas before heading to Austria for more races including a World Cup race at Schladming on January 28.