Oamaru athletes Katrina Hewett and Brittney McKenzie have struck bronze at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in South Korea.
On January 31, McKenzie, a former Waitaki Girls' High School student, took a bronze medal for snowboarding, intermediate giant slalom with a time of 1m 42.41s.
On Saturday, Hewett also took a spot on the podium, with a bronze medal performance in the alpine skiing, intermediate Super G, with a time of 1m 3.53s.
Eighteen-year-old McKenzie, who has Asperger's syndrome, is one of two snowboarders representing New Zealand at the 2013 World Winter Games. She was one of two Kiwis to medal on the first day, with Otago's Morgan James claiming gold.
Special Olympics New Zealand head of delegation Brian Benn wrote online that the team had made a "great start".
"Gold for Morgan James and bronze for Brittney McKenzie and both of their mums were there to see it," he wrote.
"The ski team made it back just in time to see the medal presentation. Huge smiles and much back slapping, hundreds of photos, we are very proud of all of our athletes' achievements."