Quick Facts

Disability
Physical Impairment – Left side cerebral palsy hemiplegia
Sport
Snowboard
How acquired
Congenital
Date of Birth
December 13, 1999
Home
Manly, NSW
Occupation
Athlete
Started Competing
2010
First Competed for Australia
2013
Games Experience

Sochi 2014

Heroes

Matt Robinson

Career Highlights

Placing third in the Snowboard Cross Adaptive at the 2016 Winter X Games in Colorado, USA

Greatest Moment

Bearing the flag at the Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony

Bio

At 14 years and 84 days, Para-snowboarder Ben Tudhope made his Paralympic debut at Sochi 2014. As Australia’s youngest ever Winter Paralympian and the youngest of all athletes competing at the Games, he produced a stunning performance in the Men’s Snowboard Cross SB-LL to place 10th in a competitive field of 33.

Following his stellar Games debut, where he was also named the Closing Ceremony flagbearer for the Australian Paralympic Team, Ben was invited to compete at the 2015 Winter X Games in Aspen, USA, where he placed 11th in the Snowboarder X Adaptive event. A monumental achievement for any athlete, he returned the following year to win bronze in the same event, in a moment which remains the highlight of his still early career.

Competing at the 2016/17 World Para World Cup Finals in PyeongChang, South Korea, Ben set up a bronze medal showdown in the Men’s Snowboard Cross SB-LL2 with Japan’s Gurimu Narita, and will return to Paralympic competition in 2018 with a World Cup silver medal, after claiming his first ever podium finish in the banked slalom at the 2017/18 World Cup event in Treble Cone, New Zealand.

In his spare time, the Manly local enjoys paddleboarding, surfing and skateboarding.

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Snowboard Disciplines: Banked Slalom Classification: SB-LL2
  • Sport: Snowboard Disciplines: Snowboard Cross Classification: SB-LL2