Skier Melissa Perrine has taken out the Female Para Athlete of the Year at the 2019 AIS Sport Performance Awards.
Almost 400 guests attended the black-tie gala event at The Star to celebrate the best of Australian high performance sport.
A triple Paralympian and dual medallist from Pyeongchang in 2018, Perrine partnered with sighted guide Bobbi Kelly to deliver a stand-out international season.
Together, they earned 12 medals on the Para Alpine World Cup Circuit competing in the B2 visually impaired category, while finishing second on the overall Para Alpine Standings for the year.
At the 2019 Para-alpine World Championships in Slovenia, they won four medals — gold in the Super Combined, silver in the Giant Slalom and Super G, and a bronze in Slalom.
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Thank you to everyone who has supported @bobbikellyy and I this past year. It means so much that we have achieved @theais_ Female para athletes of the year award together. What a great night to share with these awesome girls. . . . . @thomaswilloughby_coaching @compex.anz @snowaust @theais_ @ausparalympics @disabled_wintersport_australia @wakelingautomotive
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