Countdown to Sochi: Seven days

By Jamie M. Blanchard | Feb. 28, 2014, 10 a.m. (ET)

Allison Jones is making her seventh consecutive Paralympic appearance in Sochi, Russia. An alpine skier and cyclist, her first Paralympic Games experience came at the 2002 Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. She went on to compete in cycling at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games. After silver medals in Salt Lake City, Jones earned her first Paralympic gold medal in alpine skiing (slalom) at the 2006 Torino Games. Since then, Jones has competed in the 2008, 2010 and 2012 Games. 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. With seven days until the Games, March 7-16 in Sochi, Russia, take a look at the career of seven-time U.S. Paralympian Jones.