Up-and-coming alpine skier Patrick Jensen is one to watch in the lead up to PyeongChang 2018.
Initially aiming for the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games with his sighted guide Lara Falk, Patrick is on an upward trajectory in his career, looking to reach his goal of being selected to a Paralympic team four years early.
First hitting the slopes in 2013 at a Disabled Wintersport Australia expo, Patrick gained crucial international experience at the 2017 IPC Para-alpine Europa Cup in Veysonnaz, Switzerland, posting 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 Championship debut at the 2017 IPC Para-alpine skiing World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy, where they clocked a combined time of 1:47.91 to place ninth in a competitive field of 29 in the Slalom.
Outside of Para-alpine, ‘Blinky’ as he is affectionately known, enjoys surfing, skateboarding and playing the drums. He is the drummer of Newcastle-based skramz band George Booth.