Experienced campaigner Mitchell Gourley looked primed for success at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, following his impressive two gold, three silver and one bronze medal haul during the 2013/14 IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup Series.

Despite working hard to improve on his results from Vancouver 2010, the Barwon Heads local struck an unbelievable run of bad luck in Sochi, recording three DNFs (Did Not Finish) in the men’s Giant Slalom, Slalom and Super-G, and a fifth and seventh place finish in the Super Combined and Downhill, respectively.

His hopes of winning a Paralympic medal in Sochi dashed, Mitchell turned his attention towards PyeongChang 2018.

At the 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in Panorama, Canada, he placed fourth in the Giant Slalom and fifth in the Super-G, and at the 2017 World Para-alpine Skiing Championships in Tarvisio, Italy, he left his competition behind in the Super Combined to be crowned …

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Date of birth
2 June 1991
Sport
Para-alpine skiing
Past Paralympic Games

Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Left below-elbow limb deficiency
How acquired
Congenital
Residence
Barwon Heads, VIC
Occupation
Athlete
Started competing
2002
First competed for Australia
2006
Sport career highlights

Sharing the podium with Toby Kane at the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup in Sestriere, Italy

Greatest sporting moments

Cadel Evans winning the 2011 Tour de France

Heroes/role models

His mum

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Discipline: Downhill Classification: LW6/8-2
  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Discipline: Giant Slalom Classification: LW6/8-2
  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Discipline: Slalom Classification: LW6/8-2
  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Discipline: Super-G Classification: LW6/8-2
  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Discipline: Super Combined Classification: LW6/8-2

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