Owen Pick Snowboarding

Owen Pick

Athlete Information

  • Region

    Barton Mills

  • Date of Birth


  • Classification


Athlete main content


Snowboard cross, banked slalom


Owen Pick took up snowboarding on a trip to Colorado and soon after followed up with a snowboard instructor’s course.

He was injured when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) while serving for the British Army in Afghanistan at the age of 18, after which Owen opted to have his right leg amputated.

His first Para Snowboard race came in 2014 and he quickly impressed, becoming part of the British team and picking up an eighth-place finish at the 2015 X Games.

In 2017 Owen claimed his first World Championship medal when he finished second behind Finland’s Matti Sur-Hamari in Big White, Canada.

Owen competed for ParalympicsGB at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, finishing in 9th place in both Snowboard Cross and Banked Slalom.

Ahead of competing Owen was given the honour of being selected as ParalympicsGB’s flagbearer at the opening ceremony.

In 2019 Owen retained his World Championship silver medal for banked slalom, which helped propel him to the top of the World Cup standings and saw him pick up the Crystal Globe title in March 2020.

Returning for Beijing 2022, Owen achieved his highest Paralympic finish to date, just missing out on a place on the podium as he finished fourth behind teammate Ollie Hill in the LL2 banked slalom final.

Major results

2022 Paralympic Winter Games, Beijing, China

  • LL2 Snowboard Cross: 9th
  • LL2 Banked Slalom: 4th

2018 Paralympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, South Korea

  • LL2 Snowboard cross: 9th
  • LL2 Banked Slalom: 9th

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

  • LL2 Snowboard cross: 14th

2019 World Championships, Pyha, Finland

  • LL2 Banked slalom: Silver

2017 World Championships, Big White, Canada

  • LL2 Banked slalom: Silver
  • LL2 Snowboard cross: 6th

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