Up-and-coming Para-alpine skier Patrick Jensen and his sighted guide Lara Falk are ones to watch in the lead-up to the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

Initially aiming to debut 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, Patrick and Lara made their World Championships debut at the 2017 World Para-alpine Skiing Championships in Tarvisio, Italy, a moment which ranks among the highlights of Patrick’s still early career. There they clocked a combined time of 1:47.91 to place ninth in a competitive field of 29 in the Slalom.

First hitting the slopes in 2013 at a Disabled Wintersport Australia camp, Patrick soon …

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Date of birth
27 February 1996
Sport
Para-alpine skiing
Impairment
Vision Impairment – Macular dystropy and Stargardt disease
How acquired
Congenital
Residence
Birmingham Gardens, NSW
Occupation
Athlete
Started competing
2014
First competed for Australia
2014
Sport career highlights

Representing Australia at the 2017 World Para-alpine Skiing Championships in Tarvisio, Italy

Heroes/role models

Bode Miller

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Discipline: Downhill Classification: B3
  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Discipline: Giant Slalom Classification: B3
  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Discipline: Slalom Classification: B3
  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Discipline: Super-G Classification: B3
  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Discipline: Super Combined Classification: B3

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