Athletes

Ben Sneesby

Ben first tried skiing on a dry ski slope when he was 11 years old and quickly took to the sport.

  • Events:
    Alpine Skiing, Slalom, Giant Slalom
  • Home Town:
    High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • Lives:
    High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • Trains:
  • Date Of Birth:
    26/06/1994
  • Games Attended:
    Sochi 2014

Aged 13, he was talent spotted and was invited to become one of the first members of the BDST Youth Development Squad. He will make is Paralympic debut in Sochi.

He deferred his studies in Sports Science at Sheffield Hallam University to focus on Skiing. In his first full season of racing he scored four top 10 finishes and qualified to race at Europa Cup level in all five disciplines.

Ben also plays Wheelchair Basketball for the MK Aces and won three medals at the 2009 National Junior Championships. More recently, he captained the England South Wheelchair Basketball team at the 2013 Sainsbury’s School Games.

Major results

2014 Paralympic Games
Men's Slalom: 11th
 

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