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

Disability
Physical Impairment – Erb’s palsy
Sport
Para-snowboard
How acquired
Congenital
Date of Birth
August 29, 1987
Home
Carseldine, QLD
Occupation
Para-athlete
Started Competing
2014
First Competed for Australia
2010
Games Experience

London 2012, PyeongChang 2018

Heroes

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