Rising Para-snowboard star Alex Handley achieved some impressive top 15 results in his first competitive season on the snow, culminating in an 11th place finish in the men’s banked slalom at the 2016/17 IPC World Cup Finals in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Continuing his push towards selection for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, Alex fought hard in the snowboard cross but was eliminated by eventual bronze medallist, Canadian Curtis Minard in the first sudden-death round to place 13th overall, clocking a time of 56.72.
A steep learning curve for the Yarra Glen local, Para-snowboard coach Lucas Prem is confident the experience will only improve his chances for success at PyeongChang 2018.
Off the slopes, Alex enjoys spending time on the water, having represented Victoria at a national championships-level in Para-waterskiing.
Sports & Disciplines
- Sport: Snowboarding Disciplines: Banked slalom Classification: SB-UL
- Sport: Snowboarding Disciplines: Snowboard cross Classification: SB-UL