Simon Patmore

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Simon Patmore
180411 - Simon Patmore - 3b - 2012 Team processing.jpg
2012 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Patmore
Personal information
Nationality Australia
Born (1987-08-29) 29 August 1987 (age 31)
Sport
Country Australia
Sport Paralympic athletics

Simon Patmore (born 29 August 1987) is an Australian athletics and snowboard competitor. He competed in the 2010 Commonwealth Games where he earned a gold medal. At the 2012 London Paralympics, he won a bronze medal in athletics. At the 2018 Winter Paralympics, he won the gold medal in the Men's Snowboard Cross SB-UL and the bronze medal in the Men's Snowboard Banked SB-UL.[1]

Personal[edit]

Patmore was born on 29 August 1987,[2] and is from the Brisbane area[3][4] suburb of Carseldine[4][5] in Queensland.[6] As of 2012, he works as a public servant, working for Queensland Health as a technology officer.[7] Simon was born with Erb's palsy, having nerve damage in his left arm.

Athletics[edit]

Patmore at the 2012 London Paralympics
Patmore at the 2012 London Paralympics

Patmore is a T46 classified competitor.[4][8][9][10][11] He took up running in 2009.[7] As of April 2011, as a 23-year-old, he had a personal best time in the 100-metre race of 11.14 seconds.[9] One of his Australian rivals is Gabriel Cole.[12]

Patmore competed in the 2010 Commonwealth Games. He finished first in the T46 men's 100-metre event with a time of 11.14 seconds.[7][8][9][13][14][15][16][17] In April 2011, he participated in the Stawell Gift in the 120-metre race,[9][18] starting at the 8-metre mark.[16] At the January 2011 IPC World Athletics Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand, with a time of 22.43 seconds, he finished third in the 200-metre race.[19][20] At the 2011 Australian Athletics Championships, he finished first in the 200-metre final.[21] He competed at the 2012 Brisbane Track Classic,[4] where he set a Paralympic qualifying time in the 100-metre event.[11] His performance increased his rank to fourth in the world.[11] He competed in the 2012 Australian Athletics Championships,[10] where he won the men's 400-metre event with a time of 51.05 seconds.[10] He was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in athletics.[2][6][22][23][24] His twenty-fifth birthday was the same day as the opening ceremonies for the 2012 Games.[7] Going into the Games, he was ranked third in the world.[7]

At the 2012 Summer Paralympics Patmore won a bronze medal in the Men's 200 m T46.[25]

Snowboarding[edit]

Patmore made the transition from athletics to Para-snowboard in 2014 making his World Cup debut in Landgraaf, the Netherlands.[26] In Landgraaf he placed 10th in the men's banked slalom SB-UL and later progressed to win his first race at the IPC Snowboard World Cup in Trentino, Italy in March in snowboard-cross.[26] At the 2017 IPC Alpine World Championships at the Big White Ski Resort, Canada, he finished fifth in the snowboard cross and sixth in the banked slalom.[27]

Patmore won Australia's first snowboard Paralympic gold medal in winning the Men's Snowboard Cross SB-UL at the 2018 Winter Paralympics. He defeated Italian Manuel Pozzerle in the Big Final.[28][29] He followed up by winning the bronze medal in the Men's Snowboard Banked SB-UL.

Recognition[edit]

  • 2018 - Ski and Snowboard Australia - Snowsport Athlete of the Year (Paralympic discipline)[30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian Paralympic Winter Team for PyeongChang 2018 announced". Australian Paralympic Committee website. Retrieved 20 February 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Simon Patmore | APC Corporate". Australia: Australian Paralympic Committee. 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Heslehurst, Brayden (6 June 2012). "Wakerley's Matthew Cameron named in Australian Paralympic team after missing Beijing games final | News, events and sport for Brisbane East". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Patmore eyes Paralympic qualification in Brisbane". Australian Paralympic Committee. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Heslehurst, Brayden (6 June 2012). "Wakerley's Matthew Cameron named in Australian Paralympic team after missing Beijing games final | News, events and sport for Brisbane East". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Chris Dutton (6 June 2012). "Canberra's Paralympic athletes aim for Games glory". Australian Capital Territory: Canberra Times. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Simon set for Paralympic glory and a birthday celebration". Department of the Premier and Cabinet. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Aiden Lee (8 April 2011). "Breen set to challenge men". Stawell Times News. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Breen to race the men in Gift". ABC Grandstand Sport. 5 April 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c "World Records Fall at Australian Athletics Championships | IPC". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c "January results". Queensland Academy of Sport. Retrieved 23 July 2012. [permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Athletics Australia – Cole makes Paralympic dream a reality". Athletics Australia. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  13. ^ Mugabe, Bonnie (8 October 2010). "Rwanda: Poor Start Costs Muvunyi". allAfrica.com. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  14. ^ "Aussies win 11 gold". Sportal New Zealand. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  15. ^ Jessica Halloran in Delhi (14 October 2010). "Aussie athletes have a 'winning attitude'". Fox Sports. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  16. ^ a b "Watch out... here I come – Local News – News – General –". Stawell Times News. 21 April 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  17. ^ Sydney (20 April 2010). "Australian C'wealth Games athletics team named". Melbourbe: The Age. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  18. ^ Ian Peterson (12 April 2011). "Rouge-Serret chases Stawell Gift purse". Stawell Times News. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  19. ^ "Athletics: Pistorius shows his class". NZ Herald. 24 January 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  20. ^ Anderson Giorge Regio (23 January 2011). "- Brasileiro conquista a prata no Mundial Paraolímpico" (in Portuguese). Jornal do Brasil. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  21. ^ "Patmore closes Nationals with victory". Australian Paralympic Committee. 17 April 2011. Archived from the original on 9 July 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  22. ^ "Australian Paralympic Team Announced". Athletics ACT. 6 June 2012. Archived from the original on 29 November 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  23. ^ "Walters sprints for London – Teenager set for Paralympics debut". Canberra Times. Canberra, Australia. 7 June 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  24. ^ "Australian Paralympic team for the London Paralympics | Australian Paralympic Team announcement". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  25. ^ Results for Simon Patmore from the International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
  26. ^ a b Di Florio, Giuseppe (30 July 2016). "Patmore: my first time on a snowboard". World Para Snowboard. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  27. ^ "Simon Patmore". Pyeongchang2018 website. Retrieved 6 March 2018. 
  28. ^ "Para-snowboarder Simon Patmore wins Australia's first gold at Winter Paralympics". ABC News. 2018-03-12. Retrieved 2018-03-12. 
  29. ^ Spits, Scott (2018-03-12). "Snowboarder ends Australia's Winter Paralympics gold medal drought". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2018-03-12. 
  30. ^ "PyeongChang stars take top honours". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 6 May 2018. 

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