Para-snowboarder Simon Patmore exceeded all expectations when he became the first Australian man to win a medal at a Paralympic Summer and Winter Games, defeating Italy’s Manuel Pozzerle in a thrilling final to win gold in the Men’s Snowboard Cross SB-UL at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games. He returned to the slopes four days later to contest the Men’s Banked Slalom SB-UL and, finishing his Games campaign on a high, recorded a best time of 51.99 to come away with bronze. Having contributed two of the Australian Paralympic Team’s four-medal haul, it came as no surprise when Simon was crowned Ski & Snowboard Australia’s 2018 Athlete of the Year alongside Olympians Matt Graham and Jarryd Hughes. Simon exploded onto the international Para-athletics scene in 2010 with a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the Men’s 100m T46. He made his Paralympic debut less than two years later at the London 2012… Read More

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, PyeongChang 2018


Bethany Hamilton

Career Highlights

Winning bronze in Para-athletics at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, and gold in the Men’s Snowboard Cross SB-UL at the 2015/16 IPC Snowboard World Cup event in Trentino, Italy

Sports & Disciplines

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