As Australia’s youngest ever Winter Paralympian and the youngest of all athletes competing at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, Ben Tudhope showed maturity beyond his years when he achieved a 10th place finish in a field of 33 in the men’s Snowboard Cross – in between soaking up media attention from all over the world as Australia’s teen wonder. Manly local Ben, who has cerebral palsy hemiplegia on his left side, first began snowboarding in 2010, making his international debut just three years later to qualify for Sochi. Following his stellar Games debut, where he was also named the Australian Paralympic Team’s Closing Ceremony flagbearer, Ben was invited to compete at the 2015 Winter X Games in Colorado, USA, where he finished 11th in the Snowboard Cross Adaptive. A monumental achievement for any winter sport athlete, he returned the following year to place third in the same event, a moment… Read More

Quick Facts

Physical Impairment – Left side cerebral palsy hemiplegia
How acquired
Date of Birth
December 13, 1999
Manly, NSW
Started Competing
First Competed for Australia
Games Experience

Sochi 2014


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

Sports & Disciplines

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