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SSA eNews: Edition 5 PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games

SSA eNews: Edition 5 PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games
Simon Patmore Wins Gold

Patmore enters Australian Paralympic history breaking a 16 year Winter gold medal drought

Simon Patmore is the boy from Nundah, Queensland who has now become a permanent fixture in Australian Paralympic history, with his breakthrough gold medal in the snowboard cross at the PyeongChang Winter Games.

The 30-year-old sprinkled a fair bit of that sunshine his state is famous for, by winning Australia’s first gold medal at a Winter Paralympics since Michael Milton and Bart Bunting did it at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games.

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Simon credits Commonewelath and Summer Paralympic Games

Commonwealth Games and Summer Paralympics help Patmore win gold in PyeongChang

Australia's newest gold medallist Simon Patmore would like to thank his Commonwealth Games and Summer Paralympics racing for helping him add a Paralympic winter medal to his collection.

The 30-year-old Queenslander's previous life, before snowboarding at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, was as an international sprinter.

He has the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games 100m T46 gold medal and the London 2012 Paralympic Games 200m T46 bronze to prove it.

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Patmore Profile

READ more about Australia's golden boy and get to know more of his story before Patmore next competes in the Para-snowboard Banked Slalom on Friday March 16.

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Patmore's Path to PyeongChang Gold
APC Para-Snowboard Preview Video

WATCH Australian Para-snowboard Coach Lukas Prem give you an insight into what the game plan was for Simon Patmore's gold medal winning performance.

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Patmore SSA Youtube Video

WATCH Paralympic gold medalist Simon Patmore speak about what sets the Aussie Para Snowboard team apart from the rest.

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COMING UP DAY 4: Men's and Women's Super Combined Alpine Skiing
Channel 7

Catch all the best moments from the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics each day from 11am on 7mate. Check your local guides for all details.

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