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 …

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Date of birth
29 August 1987
Past Paralympic Games

London 2012, PyeongChang 2018

Physical Impairment – Erb’s palsy
How acquired
Carseldine, QLD
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport 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 in Trentino, Italy

Heroes/role models

Bethany Hamilton


  • Sport: Para-snowboard Discipline: Banked slalom Classification: SB-UL
  • Sport: Para-snowboard Discipline: Snowboard cross Classification: SB-UL

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