Olympic medal a win for Mt Aspiring College

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Newstalk ZB Staff,
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Audio,
Publish Date
Thursday, 22 February 2018, 4:46p.m.
Zoi Sawdowski-Synnott won New Zealand's first Olympic Medal since 1992. (Photo / Getty)

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.

READ MORE: Zoi Sadowski-Synnott wins bronze in Ladies' Big Air

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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