Simon Patmore

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Simon Patmore
Personal information
NationalityAustralian
Born (1987-08-29) 29 August 1987 (age 31)
Sport
CountryAustralia
SportPara-athletics, Para-snowboard

Simon Patmore (born 29 August 1987) is an Australian Para-athletics and Para-snowboard competitor. He won a gold medal in the Men's 100m T46 at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, and bronze in the Men's 200m T46 at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. At the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games, Patmore won a gold medal in the Men's Snowboard Cross SB-UL and bronze in the Men's Banked Slalom SB-UL[1].

Personal[edit]

Patmore was born on 29 August 1987. He was born with Erb's palsy affecting his left arm[1].

Para-athletics[edit]

Patmore is a T46-classified competitor in Para-athletics.

At the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, Patmore won a gold medal in the Men's 100m T46[1]. In April 2011, he competed in the Stawell Gift over 120 metres[2]. At the 2011 IPC World Athletics Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand, Patmore won a bronze medal in the Men's 200m T46 in 22.43 seconds[3]. He won gold over 200m at the 2011 Australian Athletics Championships in Melbourne[4]. At the 2012 Australian Athletics Championships, he won gold over 400m in 51.05 seconds[5].

Patmore represented Australia at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, where he won a bronze medal in the Men's 200m T46 in 22.36 seconds[1][6]. He celebrated his 25th birthday on the day of the Opening Ceremony[7].

Patmore is also a Queensland state record holder[8].

Para-snowboard[edit]

After learning an upper limb impairment class in Para-snowboard would be added to the Paralympic program at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games, Patmore transitioned from Para-athletics to Para-snowboard in 2014[1].

Patmore made his World Cup debut in 2014 in Landgraaf, Netherlands, where he placed 10th in the Men's Banked Slalom SB-UL[9]. At the 2017 World Para-snowboard Championships at Big White, Canada, he placed fifth in the Men's Snowboard Cross SB-UL and sixth in the Men's Banked Slalom SB-UL[10]. Patmore is also a Dew Tour silver medallist, Audi Quattro Winter Games silver medallist and dual Para-snowboard World Cup gold medallist[8].

At the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games, he won a gold medal in the Men's Snowboard Cross SB-UL. With this gold, he became the first Australian to win a Paralympic Winter Games gold medal since 2002, the first Australian man to win a medal at the Paralympic Summer and Winter Games, the first Australian to win a gold medal in Para-snowboard at the Paralympic Games, and the first Paralympic champion in snowboard cross in his classification[8][11][12]. He also won a bronze medal in the Men's Banked Slalom SB-UL[1].

At the 2019 World Para Snowboard Championships, Pyha, Finland, Patmore won the silver medal in Men's Snowboard Cross UL and finished fourth in the Men's Banked Slalom UL.[13]

Recognition[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Simon Patmore - Australian Paralympic Committee". www.paralympic.org.au. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  2. ^ importer, Wire (5 April 2011). "Stawell Gift: Breen in bid to advance to semis". The Courier. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Athletics: Pistorius shows his class". NZ Herald. 24 January 2011. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Patmore closes Nationals with victory | APC Corporate". 9 July 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  5. ^ "World Records Fall at Australian Athletics Championships | IPC". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 23 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Athletics at the London 2012 Paralympic Games".
  7. ^ "London 2012".
  8. ^ a b c d insited. "Simon Patmore Adaptive Sports". Simon Patmore Adaptive Sports. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  9. ^ Di Florio, Giuseppe (30 July 2016). "Patmore: my first time on a snowboard". World Para Snowboard. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Simon Patmore". Pyeongchang2018 website. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Patmore enters Australian Paralympic history as Australia breaks a 16 year gold medal drought | Australian Paralympic Committee". www.paralympic.org.au. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Para-snowboarder Simon Patmore wins Australia's first gold at Winter Paralympics". ABC News. 12 March 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  13. ^ "SSA Weekend Wrap | 1 April". Ski and Snowboard Australia website. 1 April 2019. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  14. ^ "PyeongChang stars take top honours". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 6 May 2018.

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