Nundah’s Own Paralympian

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The Road to PyeongChang

Nundah local Simon Patmore is in training for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in South Korea.

Simon, who was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games and a Bronze Medal at the 2012 London Paralympic Games for para-athletics, has switched his focus from athletics to snowboarding.

“In 2014, the International Paralympic Committee announced an upper limb category in the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games,” says Simon. “Even though I had never snowboarded in my life, I made the decision to give it a go.”

Since shifting his focus, Simon has been crowned the Para-Snowboard World Cup Gold Medallist, Para-Snowboard World Cup Silver Medallist, and was awarded the SSA Para-Snowboarder of the Year.

Simon is now in training for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in South Korea and aims to become a summer and winter Paralympian.

“It’s hard work being a full-time professional para-athlete, however with the support from both my family and local businesses, I’m able to chase the dream,” says Simon.

Simon has been working with Stage 6, a local health and fitness centre, to prepare for the 2018 Paralympics.

“I’ve been working with Matt at Stage 6 Health and Fitness to improve my agility in unpredictable and high-pressured situations. Not only has this improved my performance during a competition, but I’ve become efficient with my movements in day-to-day physical activities.”

To keep up-to-date with Simon’s journey, visit www.simonpatmore.com.au or www.facebook.com/simonpatmoreathlete