Para-alpine skier and dual New Zealand Winter Games bronze medallist Mark Soyer looks to be on the verge of making his Paralympic debut at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games after missing selection in 2010 and 2014.
Having already overcome leukaemia twice as a child, Mark’s resilience was tested again when he severed his spinal cord in a motorcycle accident while working on his parents’ farm in 2004.
Equipped with a background in Aussie Rules, skiing and athletics, he was eager to discover what sport would look like for him as a paraplegic. Mere months after his accident, Mark immersed himself in wheelchair sport, kayaking and paragliding, welcoming the challenge of competing against able-bodied athletes as a fierce and genuine rival.
Realising his potential in sit-skiing, he began carving out a name for himself on the slopes, culminating in his international debut in Giant Slalom and Slalom at the 2007 IPC …Read More