MARK Soyer is Australia’s number one sit-skier.
Mark grew up in Benalla, and was a talented sportsman.
When he was 26 he severed his spinal cord when he struck a log hidden in the grass when riding his motorbike on his parents’ farm.
This accident rendered Mark a paraplegic, but it didn’t dampen his passion for sport and desire to compete.
After trying his hand at wheelchair basketball, rugby, and tennis, he found para-alpine skiing.
Now 35, Mark has had a very successful career in the sport.