Muffy Davis

Cycling

  • 2012
  • 2002
  • 1998
Name: Muffy Davis
Sport: Para Cycling
Event: Handcycling
Classification: WH2
Current Residence: Salt Lake City, Utah
College: Stanford University

Paralympic Experience:

  • 2012 Paralympic Games, gold (team relay, individual time trial, individual road race)
  • 2002 Paralympic Winter Games, silver (downhill, super G, giant slalom)
  • 1998 Paralympic Winter Games, bronze (slalom)

Career Highlights:

  • 2013: International Triathlon Union Paratriathlon World Championships, 1st; UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, 1st (time trial), 1st (road race); UCI Para-cycling World Cup - Matane, 1st (time trial); USA Cycling Para-cycling Road Nationals, 1st (time trial), 1st (road race)
  • 2012: UCI Para-cycling World Cup - Baie Comeau, 1st (road race), 1st (time trial); UCI Para-cycling World Cup - Rome, 1st (road race), 1st (time trial); USA Cycling Juniors U23 Elite Road Nationals, 1st (time trial), 1st (road race)

  • 2011: UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, 2nd (road race), 2nd (time trial); UCI Para-cycling World Cup - Baie Comeau, 1st (road race), 1st (time trial); UCI Para-cycling World Cup - Sydney, 1st (road race), 1st (time trial); USA Cycling Paralympic Road Nationals, 1st (road race)

  • 2010: UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, 2nd (road race), 2nd (time trial); USA Cycling Paralympic Road Nationals, 2nd (road race); Women's National Handcycle Time Trial Title; Para-cycling World Championships, three silvers; named to U.S. Paracyclings Cycling National Team
  • 2004: IOC Presidents Disable Athlete Award
  • 2002: Endurance Sports Disabled Athlete of the Year; Most Inspirational Athlete, Challenged Athletes Foundation; 2001-2002 Overall World Cup Title
  • 2000: World Champion in Giant Slalom, Anzere, Switzerland

Personal: 

In the late 1980s, Muffy Davis was a talented member of the U.S. Junior Ski Team with dreams of Olympic gold. But one morning on a downhill training run in Sun Valley, Idaho, she crashed through a safety fence and was paralyzed from the chest down. Davis decided to “thrive” rather than merely survive. She went on to earn a combined four medals at the 1998 and 2002 Paralympic Winter Games in alpine skiing. She picked up competitive cycling later in her career and was an immediate success story, racing to gold in three separate events at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Davis is also an accomplished adventurer and world traveler. In 2002 she became the first female paraplegic mountaineer to summit a peak over 14,000 feet when she successfully climbed California’s Mt. Shasta with three other paraplegics using a device called a SnowPod. Since then, she has successfully climbed Colorado’s Pikes Peak two times in her wheelchair.

Learn more: 
U.S. Para Cycling



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