Our 2018 Winter Paralympians
Our 2018 Winter Paralympian Team has been announced and we could not be prouder. These are people are have grit and resilience and an attitude to life that has allowed them to overcome challenges most of us will never know.
MyCareSpace is behind them today and every day not because we want them to bring it home for Australia, but because every day they bring it home in their training sessions, in their mentoring programs and in the leadership they show.
For more details we accessed the official website of the Australian Paralympian Team and found some details for you:
Co-captained by World Champion and two-time Paralympian Mitchell Gourley (Para-alpine skiing) and double IPC Crystal Globe holder Joany Badenhorst (Para-snowboard), the Australian Team will comprise of four Para-snowboarders, seven Para-alpine skiers plus two sighted guides.
Above: Joany Badenhorst and Mitchell Gourley
All their bios and sporting achievements are shared on the official website of the Australian Paralympian Team
The Australian Paralympic Winter Team for PyeongChang 2018
Mitchell Gourley (co-captain) VIC
Patrick Jensen NSW
Jonty O’Callaghan VIC
Victoria Pendergast NSW
Melissa Perrine NSW
Mark Soyer VIC
Sam Tait NSW
Lara Falk (sighted guide for Patrick Jensen) VIC
Christian Geiger (sighted guide for Melissa Perrine) VIC
Joany Badenhorst (co-captain) NSW
Simon Patmore QLD
Sean Pollard WA
Ben Tudhope NSW
***Shaun Pianta (knee injury) and sighted guide Jeremy O’Sullivan have qualified and will be officially selected, pending medical approval, at a later date.