Hear from GB Snowsport Para Alpine Athlete Neil Simpson after his nomination for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2020.
- YOB // 2002
- Discipline // Para Alpine
- Squad // Para Alpine
- Club // Gordon Skiers
- Hometown // Banchory, SCO
- Top result // 1st WC Slalom Kransjksa Gora 2020, World Cup
Neil was born Visually Impaired with Nystagmus which causes involuntary eye movements and he competes in the Visually Impaired B3 Category.
He started skiing at the age of 4 starting in Aberdeen dry slope joining Gordon Skiers for snow training at The Lecht and Glenshee in Scotland.
After competing in the GB para Alpine championship in 2018 with 2 Golds results he was selected for the GB Para Alpine team later that year. In the 2018/19 season he made his debut in the Para Alpine World Cup and World Championships.
In the following years he has podiumed in Para Alpine World Cups in Slalom and Giant Slalom races.