Who are the parents of Nico Porteous as the New Zealander skier wins the freestyle skiing? Is his brother also a Winter Olympian?
Off the back of an unexpected bronze in Pyeongchang four years ago, Nico Porteous has followed that up with an even more unexpected gold medal.
In the Men’s freestyle skiing halfpipe, Porteous overcame windy conditions to claim his second Winter Olympics medal.
He set a huge score of 93.00 in his first run in the final – with no-body getting within 2.25 points of him.
Across both qualification and the finals itself, Porteous’ score of 93.00 was the highest recorded in the competition.
United States skiers David Wise and Alex Ferreria took silver and bronze in a repeat of the Pyeongchang podium.
Wise took gold four years ago with Ferraria silver.
Nico Porteous claimed New Zealand’s second gold of the Games, but who are his parents?
Is his brother also a Winter Olympian?
Nico Porteous parents revealed
Porteous was born on November 23rd, 2001 in Hamilton, New Zealand.
His parents are mother Chris Porteous and father Andrew Porteous.
First introduced by his parents to skiing when he was about four, Nico Porteous started his journey to Olympic gold in France.
Continuing it back at home, Porteous continued through the ranks, until he was given a spot on the 2018 Winter Olympics team.
In claiming that bronze, he became the youngest Kiwi to win an Olympic medal – whether Summer or Winter.
Also competing in the superpipe event, he claimed Winter X Games success in 2021 and 2022.
Brother is also an Olympian
Skiing obviously runs in the Porteous family, as Nico’s parents also have another son who has competed.
Miguel Porteous, born a couple of years before Nico competed at Pyeongchang alongside his younger brother.
Miguel finished 17th in the halfpipe as Nico claimed the bronze.
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