Ben Demery

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Ben Demery
Personal information
Nationality  Australia
Born (1986-09-19) 19 September 1986 (age 30)

Ben Demery (born 19 September 1986)[1] is an Australian Paralympic tandem cyclist with a vision impairment. He comes from the New South Wales city of Newcastle.[1] His pilot throughout his career has been Shaun Hopkins.[2] He started competitive cycling in December 2005 and won a silver medal in the sprint and a bronze medal in the 1 km time trial at his first international competition, the 2006 IPC Cycling World Championships; that year he was named Lake Macquarie’s Sports Person of the Year.[1][2] In the next year's UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, he won silver medals in both the sprint and the 1 km time trial.[2] At the 2008 Beijing Games, he won two silver medals in the Men's Sprint B VI 1–3 and Men's 1 km Time Trial B VI 1–3 events.[3]