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Light retained as winter Chef de Mission

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 8/03/2017

Snow Sports New Zealand high performance director Ashley Light has retained his role as Chef de Mission for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

Light will lead the team to Pyeongchang in March 2018 after carrying out the same role in Sochi three years ago, where a team of three won one silver medal.

Light said Paralympics New Zealand's decision to stick with him as New Zealand Chef de Mission was a humbling one.

He hoped the side could emulate the success of Kiwi paralympians at the Rio summer Games last year, who brought home a total of 21 medals.

"The outstanding results of the New Zealand Rio 2016 Paralympic Games team highlighted the importance of creating a high performance environment for the team during the Games," Light said.

"We will focus on creating a support framework where the Para athlete's needs will drive all Games team decision making."

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