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Ben Sneesby

Alpine Skiing


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Higher education
Sports Science - Sheffield Hallam University: England

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began para-alpine skiing in 2007 on a dry ski slope in High Wycombe, England. Organisers spotted his talent and suggested that he should try to earn a place on the Great Britain team.
Why this sport?
He loves competition, and skiing gave him a chance to be part of a team and compete at a high level.

General interest

Ben (, 14 Sep 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
Audere est facere [To dare is to do]. (Facebook profile, 06 Sep 2016)
Other sports
He captained the England South wheelchair basketball team at the 2013 Sainsbury's School Games in Sheffield, England. (, 24 Jan 2014)
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 29 Mar 2016)
He has a spinal injury resulting from neuroblastoma, a form of cancer found in his spine and abdomen. He has no sensation in his left leg and only partial sensation in his right leg. He has had to undergo numerous operations on his feet, legs and hips to correct bone growth. (, 28 Aug 2011)
Other information
He has also studied law at the University of Leeds in England. (Facebook profile, 06 Sep 2016)


Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Sitting Final Round 2014-03-13 11
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Final Round 2014-03-15 9999
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Sitting Race 1 2015-03-05 16
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting Race 1 2015-03-08 14
Men's Slalom Sitting Race 1 2015-03-10 6