Tori Pendergast was on a family ski holiday as a teen when Disabled Wintersport Australia first spotted her on the slopes. However, it was not until 2009 that she began her transition from recreational skier to medallist on the world stage.

In the lead-up to her Paralympic debut at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, Tori achieved a silver and bronze medal haul at the 2012/13 IPC Alpine Skiing NorAm Cup in Winter Park, USA, and replicated that effort the following year at the 2013/14 IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Among her best international results to date, Tori was primed for success in Sochi, where she put the world on notice with top 10 finishes in both her events, the women’s slalom Sitting and women’s giant slalom Sitting.

Returning to Paralympic competition in 2018, Tori exceeded all expectations when she raced to fourth place in the women’s …

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Date of birth
24 January 1991
Sport
Para-alpine skiing
Past Paralympic Games

Sochi 2014, PyeongChang 2018

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Sacral agenesis
How acquired
Congenital
Residence
East Gosford, NSW
Started competing
2011
First competed for Australia
2011
Sport career highlights

Winning gold in the women's super-G Sitting at the 2014/15 IPC Alpine Skiing NorAm Cup in Kimberley, Canada

Greatest sporting moments

The Australian Steelers winning silver at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Heroes/role models

Melissa Perrine

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Discipline: Downhill Classification: LW12-1
  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Discipline: Giant slalom Classification: LW12-1
  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Discipline: Slalom Classification: LW12-1
  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Discipline: Super-G Classification: LW12-1
  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Discipline: Super combined Classification: LW12-1

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