Quick Facts

Physical Impairment – Erb’s palsy
How acquired
Date of Birth
August 29, 1987
Carseldine, QLD
Started Competing
First Competed for Australia
Games Experience

London 2012


Bethany Hamilton

Career Highlights

Winning bronze in athletics at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, and gold in Snowboard Cross at the 2016 IPC Snowboard World Cup in Trentino, Italy


Simon Patmore exploded onto the international athletics scene in 2010. Representing Australia for the very first time, he raced past Samkelo Radebe from South Africa and Ayuba Abdullahi from Nigeria to win gold in the Men’s 100m T46 at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India.

Less than two years later, Simon made his Paralympic debut at London 2012, where he won bronze for Australia in 22.36, just over three tenths of a second behind the Brazilian gold medallist, Yohansson Nascimento.

However, after learning an upper limb impairment class in Para-snowboard would be added to the Paralympic program in 2018, Simon retired from Para-athletics and began working towards qualification for PyeongChang 2018.

An experienced skateboarder, it did not take him long to prove himself on the snow. Just over a year after his first international competition in Para-snowboard, Simon took top honours in the Men’s Snowboard Cross SB-UL at the 2015/16 IPC World Cup event in Trentino, Italy ahead of home crowd favourites Roberto Cavicchi and Manuel Pozzerle.

Edging closer still towards his goal of becoming just the sixth Australian to compete at the Paralympic Summer and Winter Games, he disposed of South Korea’s Seung Hang Park to advance to the quarter-finals in the snowboard cross at the 2016/17 World Para World Cup Finals in PyeongChang, South Korea.

In his spare time, Simon enjoys hiking, camping and watching the A-League. After the Games, he would like to add to his Certificate II and III in Information Technology, a Certificate III and IV in Fitness.

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Snowboard Disciplines: Banked Slalom Classification: SB-UL
  • Sport: Snowboard Disciplines: Snowboard Cross Classification: SB-UL