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