Allison Jones competes in both the summer and winter Games, as a Paralympic cyclist and skier. She’s compiled an amazing record: two silver medals in skiing in Salt Lake City 2002, a gold in skiing at Torino 2006, silver in the cycling individual time trial in Beijing 2008, and bronze in skiing at Vancouver 2010.
The winning doesn't stop there. At the 2010 Para-cycling Road World Championships, Allison won gold in both the individual time trial and the individual road race.
2011 was just as packed. Jones won first place at the National Championships in Augusta, GA; gold and bronze medals at the World Championships in Italy; and 3 medals, including gold, at the Parapan American Games. In September she took time “off” to join Team USA’s “Britain Bound” program. She was one of only two Paralympians invited to tour England and visit sites like Buckingham Palace and, of course, the Velodrome where the London track cyclists will compete.
Jones has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Denver, where she won the Pioneer Award, the school’s highest undergraduate honor. She plans to get a Masters in prosthetics and orthotics, to set her up for a career fabricating sports prosthetics for competition and for recreation.