Footbionics orthoses are worn by many of the New Zealand Winter Olympic athletes.
We have supported Snow Sports New Zealand in helping ensure that these athletes have been able to compete at the highest level possible. Whether it be their intense dry land training sessions or competing on the snow, Footbionics are an important part of a skier’s equipment.
Minimising injury, performance enhancement, and enhanced boot comfort are all critical elements for any elite snow sports athlete. This is where the use of orthoses in the athlete’s footwear can be of significant benefit. There is evidence to support the use of orthotics in a skiers edge control, balance, plantar pressure redistribution, shock absorption in the subtle and more aggressive movements that occur.
Given the preparation and recent performances of most of the athletes we believe that this team will perform well in South Korea. Good luck to the following athletes.
The 2018 New Zealand Winter Olympic Team is:
Adam Barwood – Men’s Giant Slalom, Men’s Slalom, Men’s Super G
Finn Bilous – Men’s Freeski Slopestyle
Duncan Campbell – Men’s Snowboardcross
Tiarn Collins – Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle, Men’s Snowboard Big Air
Shane Dobbin – Ice Speed Skating 10,000m Carlos
Carlos Garcia Knight – Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle, Men’s Snowboard Big Air
Willis Feasey – Men’s Giant Slalom, Men’s Slalom, Men’s Super G
Britt Hawes – Women’s Freeski Halfpipe
Reyon Kay – Ice Speed Skating Mass Start, Ice Speed Skating 1500m
Janina Kuzma – Women’s Freeski Halfpipe
Peter Michael – Ice Speed Skating Mass Start, Ice Speed Skating 5000m and 1500m
Peter Michael, Reyon Kay, Shane Dobbin – Men’s Team Pursuit
Miguel Porteous – Men’s Freeski Halfpipe
Nico Porteous – Men’s Freeski Halfpipe
Jamie Prebble – Men’s Ski Cross
Zoi Sadowski Synnott – Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle, Women’s Snowboard Big Air
Alice Robinson – Women’s Giant Slalom, Women’s Slalom
Rakai Tait – Men’s Snowboard Halfpipe
Rhys Thornbury – Men’s Skeleton
Beau-James Wells – Men’s Freeski Halfpipe
Jackson Wells – Men’s Freeski Slopestyle
Byron Wells – Men’s Freeski Halfpipe