Chat with seven-time U.S. Paralympian Allison Jones on Nov. 18

By Jamie M. Blanchard | Nov. 17, 2014, 10 a.m. (ET)
Allison Jones
Following the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, Allison Jones retired from alpine skiing to focus on track and road cycling. She's competed in cycling at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games and is a hopeful for 2016.

Allison Jones
Allison Jones competed in alpine skiing at the 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

Have you ever wanted to ask a Paralympian a question? On Nov. 18 from 7-8 p.m. ET, seven-time U.S. Paralympian Allison Jones, an alpine skier and cyclist, is taking questions on the Amputee Coalition of America Facebook page as a part of the U.S. Paralympics “Ask the Athlete” series.

Questions can also be submitted in advance by clicking here.

Jones is a right leg above the knee amputee who was born without her right femur. Always active, the Colorado-native started skiing at 5 years old with National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park, Colorado.

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 cycling at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, and since then, Jones has competed in the 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 Games in either cycling (track and/or road) or alpine skiing. She has eight medals in her seven appearances, including gold medals in 2006 (alpine skiing) and 2012 (cycling).

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 alpine skier and wheelchair basketball player Alana Nichols. Jones is the first U.S. female amputee to earn that distinction.

Following a bronze medal performance in the women’s downhill (standing) and fourth place performances in the super-G, super combined and giant slalom at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, Jones decided to retire from skiing to focus on cycling full-time. She is a top hopeful for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in track and road cycling.

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.