Quick Facts

Alpine Skiing
Tugun, QLD
Started Competing
First Competed for Australia
Games Experience

Torino 2006, Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014

Career Highlights

Being the Australian Assistant Coach at Torino 2006


Andrew Bor was an assistant coach on the Australian Team at the 2006 Paralympic Games in Torino, and thought he would again fill the same role for Australia at the 2010 Paralympics in Vancouver. That was until he met Melissa Perrine.

A highly talented vision-impaired skier who has enjoyed a rapid rise in the sport, Melissa was in need of an equally skilled sighted guide to assist in achieving her goal of competing at the 2010 Paralympic Games, a role Andrew readily accepted.

Although he still acts as a mentor to Australia’s Paralympic Winter Team, his major focus has shifted to strengthening his partnership with Melissa, a combination he hopes can win Australia a winter Paralympic medal in Sochi.

He has competed with Melissa regularly since Vancouver, most recently winning multiple gold, silver and bronze medals throughout the 2013/14 IPC World Cup season. He also guided Melissa during her Sochi Paralympic campaign, where she struck a run of bad luck that resulted in a fourth place finish, three DNFs and one disqualification.

As the sighted guide for a vision-impaired athlete, it is Andrew’s job to ski just a few metres in front of Melissa and issue voice instructions and directions while completing the course as fast as possible. It is a sport certainly not for the faint hearted.

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Alpine Skiing Disciplines: Giant slalom Classification: Guide
  • Sport: Alpine Skiing Disciplines: Slalom Classification: Guide
  • Sport: Alpine Skiing Disciplines: Super-G Classification: Guide
  • Sport: Alpine Skiing Disciplines: Downhill Classification: Guide
  • Sport: Alpine Skiing Disciplines: Super combined Classification: Guide