Ben Tudhope is Australia’s youngest ever Winter Paralympian. He made his Paralympic debut in Para-snowboard just three months after turning 14, and has proven every day since why he is a star on the slopes.

At the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, Ben exceeded all expectations, blowing 23 of the world’s best Para-snowboarders out of the water to finish inside the top 10 in the men’s snowboard cross SB-LL. In recognition of such an outstanding achievement, he was given the honour of carrying the Australian flag into the Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony.

As impressive as this result was, it was in the years that followed that Ben truly showed the world what he was made of. Competing at the 2016-2017 World Para-snowboard World Cup Finals in PyeongChang, South Korea, Ben set up a bronze medal showdown with Gurimu Narita (JPN) in the men’s snowboard cross SB-LL2, and at the 2017-2018 World …

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Date of birth
13 December 1999
Sport
Para-snowboard
Past Paralympic Games

Sochi 2014, PyeongChang 2018

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Left hemiplegic cerebral palsy
How acquired
Congenital
Residence
Manly, NSW
Occupation
Athlete
Started competing
2010
First competed for Australia
2013
Sport career highlights

Placing third in the men’s snowboard cross adaptive event at the 2016 Winter X Games in Colorado, USA

Greatest sporting moments

Being the Australian flag bearer at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony

Heroes/role models

Matt Robinson

Favourite quote
If you want something badly enough, then you adapt - no matter how much it hurts physically and emotionally

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-snowboard Discipline: Banked slalom Classification: SB-LL2
  • Sport: Para-snowboard Discipline: Snowboard cross Classification: SB-LL2

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