Victoria ‘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 Sochi 2014, Tori achieved a silver and bronze medal haul at the 2012/13 IPC Alpine Skiing NorAm Cup event in Winter Park, USA, and replicated that effort the following year at the 2013/14 IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup event 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 each of the two events she competed in, Women’s Slalom and Giant Slalom Sitting. Returning to Paralympic competition in 2018, Tori exceeded all expectations when she raced to fourth place in… Read More

Quick Facts

Disability
Physical Impairment – Sacral agenesis
Sport
Para-alpine skiing
How acquired
Congenital
Date of Birth
January 25, 1991
Home
East Gosford, NSW
Occupation
Event and Marketing Coordinator at the APC
Started Competing
2011
First Competed for Australia
2011
Games Experience

Sochi 2014, PyeongChang 2018

Heroes

Melissa Perrine

Career Highlights

Winning gold in the Super-G at the 2014/15 IPC Alpine Skiing NorAm Cup event in Kimberley, Canada

Greatest Moment

The Australian Steelers winning silver at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Disciplines: Downhill Classification: LW12-1
  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Disciplines: Giant Slalom Classification: LW12-1
  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Disciplines: Slalom Classification: LW12-1
  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Disciplines: Super-G Classification: LW12-1
  • Sport: Para-alpine skiing Disciplines: Super Combined Classification: LW12-1