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Neil Simpson

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B3
Guide
Andrew Simpson [brother]

Further personal information

Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
"I started skiing at age four in Aberdeen [Scotland]. A couple of years later, I joined Gordon Skiers [in Alford, Scotland] to start training more regularly on weekdays and weekends, and also to get some more experience on snow."
Why this sport?
He and his brother Andrew skied on family holidays at a young age.
Club / Team
Gordon Skiers: Scotland

General interest

Hobbies
Fitness. (GB Snowsport YouTube channel, 09 Dec 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing third in visually impaired giant slalom at the 2020 World Cup event in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. "My first podium in World Cup and Para alpine [skiing]." (GB Snowsport YouTube channel, 09 Dec 2020)
Hero / Idol
British alpine skier Alexandra Tilley. (GB Snowsport YouTube channel, 09 Dec 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's about just chipping away and working on whatever there is to work on. You're trying to find little things you can tweak here and there to get quicker as the season goes on." (pressandjournal.co.uk, 24 Jan 2022)
Awards and honours
He was one of three athletes shortlisted for the 2020 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award, but did not win. (bbc.co.uk, 09 Dec 2020)
Famous relatives
His older brother Andrew has served as his guide during competitions. (pressandjournal.co.uk, 24 Jan 2022; eveningexpress.co.uk, 10 Nov 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (eveningexpress.co.uk, 10 Nov 2018)
Impairment
He was born with nystagmus, a condition that causes involuntary eye movements. (gbsnowsport.com, 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships (Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea, Slovenia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom VI Race 1 2019-01-21 9999
Men's Slalom VI Race 1 2019-01-23 9999