Sarah Hammer


Name: Sarah Hammer
Sport: Cycling
Discipline(s): Track Cycling
Event(s): Team Pursuit, Omnium
Height: 5-7
Weight: 145
DOB: 8/18/1983
Birthplace: Temecula, Calif.
Hometown: Temecula, Calif.
High School: Chaparral High School (Temecula, Calif.) ‘00
College: Palomar College '13, Liberal Studies
Team/Club: Performance United - FELT
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2008, 2012); Two-time Olympic medalist (2 silvers)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, qualified (omnium, team pursuit)
  • London 2012 Olympic games, silver (team pursuit, omnium)
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, 5th (individual pursuit), DNF (points race)
  • Her 2012 Olympic medal haul broke a 12-year U.S. track cycling medal drought
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2016 – gold (team pursuit), bronze (omnium)
  • Years of participation: 2006-08, 2010-14, 2016
  • Medals: 14 (8 golds, 4 silvers, 2 bronzes)
  • Gold – 2006 (individual pursuit); 2007 (individual pursuit); 2010 (individual pursuit); 2011 (individual pursuit); 2013 (individual pursuit, omnium); 2014 (omnium); 2016 (team pursuit)
  • Silver – 2008 (individual pursuit); 2011 (omnium, team pursuit); 2014 (individual pursuit)
  • Bronze – 2012 (omnium); 2016 (omnium)
  • Part of the five-member women’s team that made history for USA Cycling by winning the program’s first world title in team pursuit
  • In 2011, became the first American woman to win three medals at a UCI Track Cycling World Championships.
Other Career Highlights
  • 2015 Pan American Games, gold (omnium), silver (team pursuit)
Personal: Daughter of Cliff and Randi Hammer...Married Andy Sparks, who is also her coach, in June 2009...Retired from cycling in 2003, but was inspired to make a comeback after watching the 2004 Olympic Games on TV...Enjoys hiking, reading and taking her golden retriever on road trips...Studies world geography...Volunteers for Classroom Champions.

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