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PENDERGAST Victoria
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Age27
Place of BirthSydney, AUS
Height1.40 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW12-1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Australia
Occupation
Athlete, Marketing
Languages
English
Higher education
Business - University of Technology Sydney: Australia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began Para alpine skiing in 2011 in Perisher, NSW, Australia.
Why this sport?
She got involved in the sport while on recreational ski trips with her family. Her skiing ability was spotted by Disabled Winter Sports Australia [DWSA] and she was invited to participate in several of the organisation's development programme training camps. She was then selected for the Athlete Development Squad on behalf of the Australian Paralympic Committee [APC].
Club / Team
New South Wales Institute of Sport [NSWIS]: Sydney, NSW, AUS
Name of coach
Christian Geiger [national], AUS
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Australia
Location
New Zealand
General Interest
Nicknames
Tori (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Hobbies
Spending time with friends. (Athlete, 17 Jun 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 17 Jun 2016)
Most influential person in career
Australian wheelchair racer and coach Louise Sauvage. (Athlete, 17 Jun 2016)
Hero / Idol
Australian Para alpine skier Melissa Perrine. (paralympic.org.au, 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The bad days are often when you learn the most." (Athlete, 17 Jun 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 17 Jun 2016)
Impairment
She has sacral agenesis and was born missing the lower part of her spine. As a result, she has muscle weakness in her lower limbs. (Athlete, 17 Jun 2016; paralympic.org.au, 20 May 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
8 2014 Slalom - Sitting 2:43.35
10 2014 Giant Slalom - Sitting 3:34.59
4 2018 Downhill - Sitting 1:44.14
  2018 Super-G - Sitting  DNF
  2018 Super Combined - Sitting  DNS
8 2018 Giant Slalom - Sitting 2:41.37
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2014/2015 Super-G - Sitting  DNF
  2014/2015 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
6 2014/2015 Slalom - Sitting 2:43.22 
  2016/2017 Downhill - Sitting  DNF
5 2016/2017 Super-G - Sitting 1:16.04
  2016/2017 Super Combined - Sitting  DNF
  2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
7 2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting 1:58.45
World Cup Final
Rank Year Event Result
  2016/2017 Downhill - Sitting  DNF
  2016/2017 Super-G - Sitting  DNF
6 2016/2017 Super-G - Sitting 1:41.26
  2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
8 2016/2017 Slalom - Sitting 2:16.79