New Zealand has recorded a win and a credible finish on day one of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Swizerland.



Despite battling some first match nerves, the New Zealand curling team eventually secured an 8-4 win against Slovenia.

The quartet of Zoe Harman, Lucy Neilson, Hunter Walker and Will Becker were solid on the ice but admitted they felt the pressure of the occasion.

Meanwhile alpine skier Harrison Messenger finished 34th in the men’s Super G.

The 16-year-old flew down the course at the stunning Les Diablerets in the Swiss Alps to record a time of 57.59 seconds.

Messenger competes in Slalom on Sunday, while the curlers are up against France.

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