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JENSEN Patrick
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age22
Place of BirthNewcastle, AUS
Height1.69 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B2
Guide
Lara Falk
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Alicia Gomez
Residence
Newcastle, NSW, AUS
Occupation
Massage Therapist
Languages
English
Higher education
Massage Therapy - Evolve Massage College: Newcastle, NSW, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para alpine skiing in 2013. "I needed a fast sport, something I had never tried."
Why this sport?
"In 2014 I was invited to a talent Identification camp in Perisher, NSW, Australia. The Paralympic scouts identified a natural talent and I was invited to join the team, where the world of ski racing would be abruptly introduced into my life. I got straight into it, raced three weeks after my arrival and found my new love for life."
Name of coach
Christian Geiger [national], AUS
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Australia
Location
Austria
General Interest
Nicknames
Patto [given to him by his family]. (Athlete, 17 Jun 2016)
Hobbies
Surfing, skating, drumming, playing the guitar. (paralympic.org.au, 31 Jan 2017; Athlete, 17 Jun 20167)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2017 World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy. (paralympic.org.au, 31 Jan 2017)
Hero / Idol
US alpine skiers Ted Ligety and Bode Miller. (paralympic.org.au, 31 Jan 2017; Athlete, 17 Jun 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is impossible." (Athlete, 17 Jun 2016)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for Australia at the closing ceremony of the 2017 World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy. (gofundme.com, 29 May 2017)
Other sports
He has competed in Para athletics at national junior level in Australia. (Athlete, 17 Jun 2016; blindsportssa.org.au, 2007)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and to win a World Cup overall title in more than one discipline. (paralympic.org.au, 31 Jan 2017; Athlete, 17 Jun 2016)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with both Macular dystrophy and Stargardt disease at age seven. His vision has continued to deteriorate ever since. (paralympic.org.au, 31 Jan 2017; theherald.com.au, 31 Jul 2015)
Other information
TATTOO
He has a tattoo on his left biceps of a Lego version of himself riding a skateboard and holding a cane. (theherald.com.au, 31 Jul 2015)

BAND
He plays drums in the Australian band 'George Booth'. (Facebook profile, 20 Sep 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
11 2018 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired 2:32.16
  2018 Slalom - Visually Impaired  DNF
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired  DNF
9 2016/2017 Slalom - Visually Impaired 1:47.91
World Cup Final
Rank Year Event Result
7 2017/2018 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:24.46
7 2017/2018 Downhill - Visually Impaired 1:23.46
  2017/2018 Super-G - Visually Impaired  DNF
6 2017/2018 Super-G - Visually Impaired 1:30.44