Quick Facts

Disability
Physical Impairment – Sacral agenesis
Sport
Alpine Skiing
How acquired
Congenital
Date of Birth
January 25, 1991
Home
East Gosford, NSW
Occupation
Marketer
Started Competing
2011
First Competed for Australia
2011
Games Experience

Sochi 2014

Heroes

Melissa Perrine

Career Highlights

Winning gold in the Super-G at the 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing NorAm Cup in Kimberley, Canada

Greatest Moment

The Steelers winning silver at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Bio

Australia’s first female Paralympic sit- skier, Victoria “Tori” Pendergast, was introduced to Paralympic sport while on a family ski holiday as a teen, but did not transition to sit-skiing until 2009, after completing her Year 12 exams.

In the lead-up to her Paralympic debut in 2014, Tori achieved a silver and bronze medal haul at the 2012/13 IPC Alpine Skiing NorAm Cup event in Winter Park, USA, before taking silver in the Women’s Slalom Sitting at the 2013/14 IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup event in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Her best international result to date, Tori was primed for success in Sochi, where she finished eighth in the slalom and 10th in the giant slalom.

Working hard to emulate the success of Paralympic champions Alana Nichols and Laurie Stephens, Tori continues to carve out a name for herself in international circles. Ultimately, she would love to win a Paralympic medal and to achieve a consistent World Cup season.

Outside of training and competition, Tori enjoys freeskiing, kayaking, gaming and binge-watching Netflix. In 2012, she completed a Bachelor of Business majoring in Marketing and International Business at the University of Technology Sydney.

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Alpine Skiing Disciplines: Downhill Classification: LW12-1
  • Sport: Alpine Skiing Disciplines: Giant Slalom Classification: LW12-1
  • Sport: Alpine Skiing Disciplines: Slalom Classification: LW12-1
  • Sport: Alpine Skiing Disciplines: Super-G Classification: LW12-1
  • Sport: Alpine Skiing Disciplines: Super Combined Classification: LW12-1