Sport: Alpine Skiing; Para Cycling
Classification: Skiing – LW2, Standing; Cycling – LC3/LC4/CP3
Date of Birth: May 12, 1984
Birthplace: Amarillo, Texas
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Current Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.
High School: Middle Park (Granby, Colo.) HS ‘02
College: University of Denver ‘07, Mechanical Engineering
Coach: Kevin Jardine
- 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, bronze (downhill), 4th (super-G, super combined and giant slalom)
- 2012 Paralympic Games, gold (individual road time trial), bronze (individual road race and individual track pursuit)
- 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, competitor (alpine skiing)
- 2008 Paralympic Games, silver (individual time trial)
- 2006 Paralympic Winter Games, gold (slalom)
- 2004 Paralympic Games, competitor, track cycling
- 2002 Paralympic Winter Games, silver (super G and giant slalom)
Career Highlights - Para Cycling:
- 2015: Parapan American Games, bronze (time trial);
- 2015: UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championship, 3rd (time trial, pursuit) 4th (scratch);
- 2013: USA Cycling Amateur & Para Road Nationals, 1st (road race), 1st (time trial); UCI Para-cycling World Cup - Matane, 1st (time trial), 2nd (road race); UCI Para-cycling World Cup- Cantimpalos, 1st (road race), 2nd (time trial); UCI Para-cycling World Cup - Merano, 1st (road race), 3rd (time trial); Greenville SC Para-cycling Open, 1st; UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, 3rd (500m time trial), 3rd (3km pursuit)
- 2012: UCI Para-cycling World Cup - Baie-Comeau, 1st (time trial),1st (road race); UCI Para-cycling World Cup - Rome, 1st (road race), 2nd (time trial); USA Cycling Juniors U23 Elite Road Nationals, 1st (criterium), 1st (road race), 1st (time trial)
- 2011: Parapan American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico, 1st 3km pursuit, 3rd 500m time trial, 3rd road race; U.S. Paralympics Road Cycling National Championships, 1st time trial and road race; UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, 1st individual pursuit, 3rd individual 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)
- 2010: UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, 1st individual time trial and individual road race; USA Cycling Paralympic Road Nationals, 1st (road race), 2nd (time trial)
- 2009: UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, 2nd individual time trial and individual road race
Career Highlights - Alpine Skiing:
2014: U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Championships, 1st (slalom), 2nd (giant slalom); Huntsman Cup, 1st (giant slalom); World Cup Panorama, 3rd (downhill, super-G and giant slalom), 5th (super combined); World Cup Tignes, France, 3rd (super combined), 4th (downhill), 6th (giant slalom); World Cup Copper Mountain, 2nd (slalom run 1), 3rd (slalom run 2), 6th (giant slalom run 1), 3rd (giant slalom run 2); U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Championships, 1st (super-G)
- 2013: NorAm Copper Mountain, 1st (super-G, giant slalom and slalom)
Allison Jones is a Paralympian in both cycling and alpine skiing. She was born without her right femur and is missing her right leg above the knee. Jones’ first Paralympic Games experience came at the 2002 Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City in alpine skiing. She went on to compete in track cycling at the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games, and since then, Jones has competed in the 2008, 2010 and 2012 Games in either track cycling or alpine skiing. At the London 2012 Games, her gold medal in the individual time trial (road cycling) made her just the second American woman to earn gold medals at both the summer and winter Paralympic Games, joining Paralympic skier and wheelchair basketball player Alana Nichols.
Jones lives in Colorado Springs and trains at the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park, Colo., alongside Nichols. Jones has a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Denver, where she was also awarded the school’s highest honor for undergraduates, the “Pioneer Award.” She hopes to earn her Master’s degree in prosthetics and orthotics. In her free time, Jones collects Coca-Cola bottles from around the world and is a self-proclaimed fan of packing and unpacking her bags for all of her skiing and cycling trips.
U.S. Para Cycling
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