Name: Freddie De Los Santos
Sport: Cycling
Discipline(s): Road Cycling
Event(s): Time Trial, Road Race
Classification: MH5
Height: 5-11
DOB: 10/17/1969
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Hometown: Hopewell Junction, N.Y.
High School: Park West High School (New York, N.Y.)
College: City College of New York, Graphic Design
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2016, 2020), One-time Paralympic medalist (1 bronze)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, bronze (mixed team relay), 5th (road race), 6th (time trial)
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, 4th (road race), 7th (road time trial)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – Road – 10th (time trial), 12th (road race)
  • Years of Participation: Road – 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Medals: 1 (1 silver)
  • Silver – 2017 (team relay)
Personal: Alfredo “Freddie” De los Santos is a native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic...He arrived to the United States in 1986...Worked at NYU as a graphic designer...After the 9/11 attack, he joined the Army...On October 20, 2009 while serving in Helmand Providence in Afghanistan, he was wounded in action when the vehicle in which he was riding in was hit by rocket fire...As a consequence of the injury, he lost his right leg above the knee...Took up handcycling as part of his rehabilitation...Has a true passion for art, whether the medium is graphic design or abstract painting...He paints abstract art to illustrate the psychological experiences he faced in combat...He is an active duty member of the United States Army...Married to Jeanette De Los Santos.