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

Heroes

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

Bio

Sprinter-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 dash to score Australia’s second track gold on the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India.

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 same event. 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-snowboard program for PyeongChang 2018, Simon made a smooth transition to the sport in 2014.

Under the guidance of Australian coach Lukas Prem, Simon collected his first ever Para-snowboard gold at the 2016 IPC Snowboard World Cup in Trentino, Italy. He edged closer still towards his goal of becoming one of only a handful of Paralympians to compete at both a Summer and Winter Games when he disposed of hometown hero Seung Hang Park to advance to the Snowboard Cross quarter-finals at the 2016/17 IPC World Cup Finals in PyeongChang, South Korea.

In his spare time, Simon 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