AIS Paralympic Alpine Skiing - Toby Kane
Sydney , NSW
While such a result came as a surprise to some of his more experienced rivals, there is no doubt that the Sydney-sider has always been a star in the making.
After he was involved in a car accident at the age of two, which resulted in the amputation of his lower right leg, Toby was just 10-years-old when identified by talent scouts while skiing with his family. By age 11, he had been invited to join the Australian Winter Development team, and at 17, was a regular member of the Australian Paralympic Squad.
In the lead up to the Vancouver Paralympic Games, Toby performed brilliantly on the Paralympic Super G venue at Whistler in Canada, winning a bronze medal at the 2009 World Cup. But the snow Gods had different ideas for Toby during the Games, with him finishing 10th in the slalom, 10th in the downhill and 11th in the standing while crashing in his pet event, the Super G as well as in the Super Combined.
Away from competition, Toby is studying Medical Science at University, and when he finds some spare time, loves going to beach, and showing off his cooking skills in the kitchen.