Andrew and niel simpson after a race

Andrew Simpson

Athlete Information

  • Region

    Banchory, Scotland

  • Date of Birth


  • Classification


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Andrew started skiing at Aberdeen Snowsport centre when he was just five-years-old. After family ski holidays he joined Gordon Skiers, training in Scotland at The Lecht and Glenshee.

He started racing in local competitions in Scotland and continued with Scottish and British races at home and abroad. He competed in races from U10’s category up to his first year in FIS races.

The Scottish Visual Impairment ski club in Edinburgh assisted Andrew with techniques for guiding his brother Neil when Neil was initially classified.

Andrew’s debut race with Neil was in 2018 at the GB Para Alpine Championships where they won a gold in Giant Slalom.

In the 201920 season he guided Neil in the Para Alpine World Cup races with slalom gold and Giant slalom bronze before the season was shortened by the COVID pandemic.

At the rescheduled 2021 World Championships - which took place in January 2022 in Lillehammer, Norway – Andrew and Neil won silver in the Super combined.

Beijing 2022 was Andrew’s first Paralympic Games - and he and brother Neil made an immediate impression, becoming the first British male athletes to win gold on snow with a phenomenal victory in the men’s Super-G vision impaired.

The pair went on to finish on the podium again, claiming Super Combined bronze on the slopes of Yanqing.

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