Quick Facts

How acquired
Birth
Disability
Physical Impairment – Erb’s palsy
Sport
Snowboarding
Date of Birth
August 29, 1987
Home
Carseldine, QLD
Occupation
IT Technician
First Competed for Australia
2010
Games Experience

London 2012

Heroes

Bethany Hamilton

Career Highlights

Winning gold in the snowboard cross at the 2016 IPC Para-snowboard World Cup in Trentino, Italy

Bio

Paralympic athletics star turned snowboarder Simon Patmore exploded onto the international athletics scene in 2010, clocking a winning time of 11.14 seconds in the men’s 100m sprint to score Australia’s second track gold of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

A strong medal chance at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Simon suffered a setback at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand the year prior, disqualified for a false start in the 100m dash. He recovered to win bronze in the 200m, a result he matched at his Paralympic debut in London.

On learning that an upper limb impairment class would be included in the Para-snowboarding programme for PyeongChang 2018, and experienced in riding a skateboard, Simon transitioned to Para-snowboard in 2014.

Collecting his first Para-snowboard gold in the snowboard cross at the 2016 IPC Para-Snowboard World Cup in Trentino, Italy, a moment which ranks among the highlights of his career to date, Simon looked strong heading into the 2016/17 IPC World Cup Finals in PyeongChang, South Korea.

A positive step towards achieving his goal of competing at both a Summer and Winter Paralympic Games, Simon disposed of home-town hero Seung Hang Park to advance to the quarter-finals in the snowboard cross.

When he’s not chasing the snow for eight months of the year with Australia’s Para-snowboard Team, Simon works as an IT technician for medical imaging equipment at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane.

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Snowboarding Disciplines: Banked slalom, snowboard cross Classification: SB-UL