Lara Falk looks a chance to hit the slopes at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games following a stellar 2016/17 season as the sighted guide to vision impaired alpine skier Patrick Jensen. As sighted guide to Patrick, she skis ahead of him and issues voice commands and information about changes in pitch, rhythm and snow conditions, all the while racing at speeds of up to 105km/h. Initially aiming to compete at Beijing 2022, the duo have been working hard to achieve genuine medal contender status for PyeongChang 2018, gaining crucial international experience at the 2017 IPC Alpine Skiing Europa Cup in Veysonnaz, Switzerland, where they posted career-best scores in the men’s Giant Slalom and Super-G to finish third in both events. Off the back of these results, Lara and Patrick made their World Championships debut at the 2017 World Para-alpine Skiing Championships in Tarvisio, Italy, a moment which ranks among… Read More

Quick Facts

Sport
Para-alpine skiing
Date of Birth
February 1, 1997
Home
Cooriemungle, VIC
Occupation
Athlete
Started Competing
2009
First Competed for Australia
2016
Heroes

Mikaela Shiffrin

Career Highlights

Making her World Championships debut at the 2017 World Para-alpine Skiing Championships in Tarvisio, Italy

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Disciplines: Downhill Classification: Sighted guide to Patrick Jensen
  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Disciplines: Giant Slalom Classification: Sighted guide to Patrick Jensen
  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Disciplines: Slalom Classification: Sighted guide to Patrick Jensen
  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Disciplines: Super-G Classification: Sighted guide to Patrick Jensen
  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Disciplines: Super Combined Classification: Sighted guide to Patrick Jensen