The Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games begin this week and our Aussie athletes are ready to hit the slopes once again when events begin on the 4th of March, the games will be broadcast live, free and in HD on the Seven network across Australia, and able to be streamed on the 7plus app.
“The Aussie Team knows we have the most support ever going into these Games and that definitely lifts all of our spirits and motivates us to perform at the highest level.”
Paralympics Australia is proud to announce a Team of 10 athletes for this year’s Winter Paralympic Games, with 8 athletes returning to compete and joined by 2 exciting debutants. Meet and learn about our inspiring team.
PyeongChang 2018 dual bronze medallist Melissa Perrine and fellow three-time Paralympian Mitchell Gourley are the most experienced members of the Team, which features six male athletes, two female athletes and two female sighted guides.
The Australian Paralympic Team’s new Captains for the Beijing 2022 Winter Games were informed of their appointment to the prestigious role by their 2018 predecessors.
PyeongChang 2018 Co-Captains Mitchell Gourley and Joany Badenhorst surprised Para-alpine skiing dual Paralympic bronze medallist Melissa Perrine and world No.1 Para-snowboarder Ben Tudhope in a link-up that was later joined by Chef de Mission Kate McLoughlin.
“We have a great mix of experience and athletes on the rise who now have the chance to show the world what they’re capable of and set a great example to all Australians.” – Kate McLoughlin, Chef de Mission.
For more information about the Winter Paralympics, visit the official Paralympics Australia Website.