Bobbi Kelly can laugh about it now, but in her early experiences in Paralympic snowsports she says she made more than a couple of embarrassing gaffs.

The reason she can laugh about it these days is because by 2019, as the sighted guide for World Champion Mel Perrine, the pair had a stand-out season. Together they won 12 medals on the World Cup circuit and four medals at the 2019 World Para-alpine Skiing Championships – a feat which Kelly lists as her career highlight.

Kelly combined with dual PyeongChang bronze medallist Perrine at Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games in the Giant Slalom and Slalom. The pair finished in sixth position in the Women’s Giant Slalom Vision Impaired event in a time of 2:07.01. They closed their campaign with the Women’s Slalom Vision Impaired event, however after striking a gate in the second run, the duo recorded a DNF.

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Date of birth
6 February 1994
Para-alpine skiing
Past Paralympic Games

Beijing 2022

Jindabyne, NSW
Sport career highlights

2019 IPC World Championship success with Mel Perrine.
Winning the IPC Crystal Globes.


  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing

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