Cobra whose real name is Damien Rider, is an Australian athlete, extreme adventurer, and TED speaker from South Australia.
He is a Gladiator on Gladiators Australia 2024.
Damien Rider is 48 years old.
|Athlete, extreme adventurer and TED speaker
|2023 – present
Exuding confidence but don’t be fooled by his slick charm. Cobra is a cold-blooded predator always looking for an opponent to attack.
Look into his eyes at your own risk – he will distract you as he locks on and then strikes. A daredevil and thrill seeker, Cobra thinks outside the box when looking to win. Expect the unexpected!
With 18 world records under his belt, Damien Rider has an impressive list of extreme adventure conquests.
An adrenaline junkie, he’s pushed a three-tonne truck down the Gold Coast; after 56 days became the first person to skateboard the entire Route 66 in the scorching Mojave Desert; and paddled 800km from the Gold Coast to Bondi to raise awareness for “Paddle Against Child Abuse”.
Damien won Men’s Health Man of the Year in 2015 and appeared on The Bachelorette in 2018.