Quick Facts

Sport
Alpine Skiing
Date of Birth
August 19, 1989
Home
Bright, VIC
Occupation
Student and ski instructor
Started Competing
2000
First Competed for Australia
2005
Heroes

Sean Priest, his former trumpet teacher

Career Highlights

Guiding Shaun Pianta to a win in Downhill at the 2016 National Championships in Aspen, USA

Greatest Moment

Shaun returning from injury and qualifying for the 2017 World Para-alpine Skiing Championships in Tarvisio, Italy

Bio

Born and raised in Bright, Victoria, Jeremy O’Sullivan began competing in alpine skiing in 2000. He represented Australia for the first time in 2005, but is now on the verge of making his Paralympic debut as the sighted guide for vision impaired Para-alpine skier, Shaun Pianta.

With experience as a guide for Paralympians Jessica Gallagher and Prue Watt, it did not take Jeremy and Shaun long to find their rhythm when they first began working together in 2015. Together, they gained crucial international experience at the 2016/17 World Para-alpine skiing Europa Cup event in Veysonnaz, Switzerland, where they posted career-best scores in the men’s super G and giant slalom.

The 2017/18 season marked Jeremy and Shaun’s first on the World Cup circuit and provided them with invaluable experience in the lead-up to their first Paralympic appearance together at PyeongChang 2018.

Off the slopes, Jeremy is considering studying a Bachelor of Business and Management online through the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, with a view to getting involved in Para-sport administration and management.

He is also a talented musician with 17 years of experience playing the trumpet. In his spare time, he enjoys mountain biking, spending time with his girlfriend, and watching Suits and Land of the Lost.

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Alpine Skiing Disciplines: Downhill Classification: Sighted guide to Shaun Pianta
  • Sport: Alpine Skiing Disciplines: Giant Slalom Classification: Sighted guide to Shaun Pianta
  • Sport: Alpine Skiing Disciplines: Slalom Classification: Sighted guide to Shaun Pianta
  • Sport: Alpine Skiing Disciplines: Super-G Classification: Sighted guide to Shaun Pianta
  • Sport: Alpine Skiing Disciplines: Super Combined Classification: Sighted guide to Shaun Pianta