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Ollie Hill

Athlete Information

  • Region

    Reading, Berkshire

  • Date of Birth


  • Classification


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From an early age Ollie was into extreme sports, having started skiing before he turned 4 while on holiday, and then eventually converting to snowboarding at the age of 8 having already tried his hand at skateboarding.

A promising motocross rider in his teens, Ollie was involved in an accident in December 2018 which resulted in his right leg being amputated below the knee.

Having come across the Para Snowboarding team while recovering in hospital, Ollie eventually earned a place on the squad in summer 2020 and hasn’t looked back since.

In just his third World Cup Snowboard Cross race, Ollie finished up on the podium in second position and was second overall in the World Cup standings in his rookie season.

Ollie celebrates winning bronze at Beijing 2022

Just months ahead of making his Paralympic debut in Beijing, Ollie was in top form after winning a maiden World Championship medal when he combined with James Barnes Miller to take bronze in the snowboard cross team event, after finishing one place shy of the podium in the banked slalom.

Capping off a remarkable season in 2022, Ollie made history at the Beijing Paralympic Winter Games when he became ParalympicsGB’s first-ever snowboard medallist.

Clocking 1:10.45 in his opening run of the LL2 banked slalom final, that time couldn’t be bettered and was enough to see Ollie pick up the bronze medal, just ahead of teammate Owen Pick who finished in fourth.

Major results

2022 Paralympic Winter Games, Beijing, China

  • LL2 Snowboard Cross: 10th
  • LL2 Banked Slalom: Bronze

2021 World Championships, Lillehammer, Norway (delayed to January 2022)

  • LL2 Snowboard Cross: 6th
  • LL2 Banked Slalom: 4th
  • Snowboard Cross Team: Bronze

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