New Zealand's Carl Murphy has warmed up for the Winter Paralympics with a bronze medal-winning performance in Canada.
Wanaka para-snowboarder Murphy showed the benefits of three weeks' training with the performance, which fell exactly a month out from Paralympics in PyeongChang.
Competing in a world class snowboard-cross field, Murphy beat American Evan Strong in the quarter-finals and lost to Canadian Alex Massie in the semi-finals before winning his bronze medal race against American Keith Gabel.
It was just Murphy's third international snowboard-cross event since suffering a significant injury in 2016.
"We were aiming for a top six finish, so third is a solid result," he said.
"I'm looking forward to continuing to build on today's performance and progressing towards that gold medal in PyeongChang. However, I am under no illusion that the competition is going to be fierce."