Mt Aspiring College in Wanaka can now lay claim to a Winter Olympic medalist.
16-year-old Zoi Sadowski-Synnott has claimed bronze in the women's big air - the first New Zealand to win a winter medal in 26 years.
Mt Aspiring College Principal Wayne Bosley told Larry Williams the school televised the event.
"There were a huge number of staff and students in the gymnasium watching all afternoon. When it was obvious that she would get the bronze, everyone just erupted in joy."
Bolsey describes her as "a quiet person, very calm, but obviously fiercely determined.
"She just got those top two inches which allowed her to compete with the best in the world."
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