Quick Facts

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

London 2012

Career Highlights

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

Bio

Para-athlete-turned-snowboarder Simon Patmore exploded onto the international athletics scene in 2010, clocking a winning time of 11.14 seconds in the men’s 100m sprint to score Australia’s second track gold of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

A medal chance heading into the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Simon suffered a setback at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand the year prior, when he was disqualified for a false start in the 100m dash. He recovered to win bronze in the 200m, a result he matched in his Paralympic debut in London.

An experienced skateboarder, on learning that an upper limb impairment class would be included in the Para-snowboarding programme for PyeongChang 2018, Simon transitioned to Para-snowboard in 2014.

Under the guidance of coach Lukas Prem, Simon collected his first-ever Para-snowboard gold at the 2016 IPC Para-Snowboard World Cup in Trentino, Italy, and moved closer still towards achieving his goal of competing at a Paralympic Summer and Winter Games when he disposed of home-town hero Seung Hang Park to advance to the quarter-finals in the Snowboard Cross at the 2016/17 IPC World Cup Finals in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Sponsored by andersenIT, Carseldine Dental and Wellbeit Massage and Health Centre, ‘Simmi’ chases snow for eight months of the year with Australia’s Adaptive Snowboard Team.

In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, camping, and watching the A-League, and will look to complete a Certificate III and IV in Fitness from 2018.

Sports & Disciplines

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