Posted 28 March 2022
The Platform Drive host Martin Devlin chats with Winter Olympic Games gold medallist Nico Porteous.
Martin Devlin
Drive Talkback Host & Contributing Writer

The Platform Drive host Martin Devlin chats with Winter Olympic Games gold medallist Nico Porteous.

Porteous made history as the first New Zealand male and second Kiwi overall to win a Winter Olympics gold earlier this year in Beijing, when he took out the men’s free ski halfpipe title.

The 20-year-old has also enjoyed success at the Winter X-Games in Aspen – snow sports’ pinnacle event – with two golds and a bronze to his name.

Porteous talks about his achievements on the world stage at such a young age and his journey to get there, as well as going in-depth on that gold medal-winning final run in Beijing just over a month ago.

Porteous reveals what it is like competing in a sport with a huge following in other parts of the world, but continues to struggle in New Zealand compared to our major codes like rugby and cricket.

Martin Devlin is a veteran New Zealand radio and television broadcaster.