After winning two bronze medals at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympics, three-time Paralympian Melissa Perrine was named Ski and Snowboard Australia’s Paralympic Athlete of the Year and Female Para-athlete of the Year at the AIS Awards.
The talented all-rounder was also awarded the NSWIS Personal Excellence prize for completing a Masters of Physiotherapy alongside her medal success. She had already obtained a Bachelor of Exercise Science in 2011 and a Master of Exercise and Sports Science in 2012.
Perrine showed promise on the slopes early in her career, achieving a podium finish with her former sighted guide Andy Bor at the 2009 IPC Alpine Skiing NorAm Cup in Winter Park, USA.
Making their Paralympic debut together the following year in Vancouver, Canada, Perrine and Bor did well to place fifth in the women’s Downhill, seventh in the Super-G and eighth in the Slalom and, after winning a slew of medals …Read More