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PATMORE Simon
Sport Para athletics, Para snowboard
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age31
Place of BirthLaunceston, AUS
Weight 68 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
SB-UL
Further Personal Information
Residence
Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in mid-2009, and switched to Para snowboarding in 2014.
Why this sport?
He took up Para snowboarding after the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] created a Para snowboard event for impaired upper limb athletes. I have a passion for board sports.
Name of coach
Lukas Prem [national], AUS; Chris McKnight [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Landgraaf, NED
General Interest
Nicknames
Simmi (Facebook page, 05 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in Para athletics at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London and gold in snowboard cross at the 2016 World Cup event in Trentino, Italy. (paralympic.org.au, 2017)
Hero / Idol
Australian Para athlete Heath Francis, US surfer Bethany Hamilton, US boxer Muhammad Ali. (london2012.paralympic.org.au, 13 Aug 2012)
Injuries
A hamstring injury prevented him from competing in the 100m and 4x100m relay at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. He returned to competition a month after the Games. (adelaidenow.com.au, 12 Sep 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I think I can, I know I can." (Facebook page, 03 Sep 2017)
Other sports
He competed in Para athletics at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, where he won bronze in the T46 200m. (couriermail.com.au, 03 Sep 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (paralympic.org, 30 Jul 2016)
Impairment
He developed Erb's palsy at birth in his left arm. It affects his muscle strength and movement. (paralympic.org.au, 12 Jan 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
3 2012 200m T46 22.36
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
3 2011 200m T46 22.43
8 2011 100m T46  DSQ
  2011 4 x 100m Relay T42-46  DSQ
5 2013 200m T46 22.35
7 2013 100m T46 11.19
Commonwealth Games (Overall) - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
1 2010 100m T46 11.14
World Championships - Para snowboard
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
6 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 1:13.98
Paralympic Games - Para snowboard
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
3 2018 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 51.99
World Cup Finals - Para snowboard
Rank Year Event Result
1 2015/2016 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
2 2015/2016 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
4 2015/2016 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 1:03.61
5 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
7 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired