Pollard Just Misses Out On Medal At First Paralympics

From surfboard to snowboard

Pollard Just Misses Out On Medal At First Paralympics seanpollard.com.au

Sean Pollard's first Paralympics has come to a close with a stellar performance in the Men's Snowboard Banked Slalom event for those with an upper limb disability.

Pollard found himself in fourth spot after the first two runs, shaving four seconds off his first run to be in with a chance for an historic medal.

His third run didn't improve on 53.84 seconds, but was good enough to finish in fifth spot, just three seconds off gold medalist Mike Minor from the United States.

Fellow Australian Simon Patmore added a second medal to his week, finishing with the bronze medal with a time of 51.99.

Patmore scored a gold medal in the Men's Snowboard Cross Upper Limb category, the same event that Pollard made the final 16.

Pollard happy with his performance today.

“I was aiming for a top-eight finish so I’m happy with that today. I was dreaming of a podium finish when I came here but the reality is that I’m up against it in this category because the guys are really good. There hasn’t really been the time to think about it. I’m sure over the coming weeks I’ll be reflecting on today and the whole experience. It’s been a good one.”

- paralympics.org.au