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Neil was born with nystagmus which causes involuntary eye movements and he competes in the Visually Impaired B3 Category.
He started skiing at the age of 4 on Aberdeen’s dry ski slope, joining Gordon Skiers club for and began training at The Lecht and Glenshee in Scotland.
After competing in the 2018 British Para Alpine Championships and winning two golds, Neil was selected for the GB Para Alpine team later that year.
His first major podium finish came when he was placed third in the Giant slalom at the 2020 World Cup in Slovenia – gold in the slalom quickly followed. Further medals came his way at the Para Alpine World Cup in Austria in January 2021. Neil, who is guided by his brother Andrew, then claimed Super combined silver at his maiden World Championships in Lillehammer, Norway in January 2022.
Beijing 2022 was Neil’s first Paralympic Games - and he made an immediate impression, becoming the first British male athlete to win gold on snow with a phenomenal victory in the men’s Super-G vision impaired alongside Andrew.
The pair went on to finish on the podium again, claiming Super Combined bronze on the slopes of Yanqing.
He was nominated for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award in 2020.
2022 Beijing Paralympic Winter Games
Super Combined: bronze
Giant Slalom: 5th
2021 World Championships, Lillehammer, Norway (delayed to 2022)
Super combined: Silver
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13 March 2022
Simpsons sign off from unforgettable Beijing 2022
13 March 2022
History making gold medallist brothers to be ParalympicsGB flagbearers
10 March 2022
Paralympic best for three-timer Whitley
7 March 2022
Magnificent Menna Fitzpatrick and Neil Simpson add to ParalympicsGB medal haul
6 March 2022
Neil Simpson wins Super-G Gold with brother Andrew
5 March 2022