At 14 years and 84 days, Para-snowboarder Ben Tudhope made his Paralympic debut at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games. 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 Paralympic debut, where he was also named the Closing Ceremony flag-bearer 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 men’s snowboard cross adaptive event. In a moment which ranks among the highlights of Ben’s still early career, he returned the following year to win bronze in the same event.

Competing at the 2016/17 World Para World Cup Finals in PyeongChang, South Korea, Ben set up a bronze medal showdown with Japan’s Gurimu Narita in the …

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Date of birth
13 December 1999
Past Paralympic Games

Sochi 2014, PyeongChang 2018

Physical Impairment – Left side cerebral palsy hemiplegia
How acquired
Manly, NSW
Started competing
First competed for Australia
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 Australia’s Closing Ceremony flag-bearer at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games

Heroes/role models

Matt Robinson


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

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