Name: Monica Sereda
Sport: Cycling
Discipline(s): Road Cycling
Event(s): Time Trial, Road Race
Classification: WT2
Height: 5-9
DOB: 7/13/1967
Birthplace: Chicago, Ill.
Hometown: St. Petersburg, Fla.
High School: Lyons Township High School (La Grange, Ill. ) '85
College: St. Leo University '00, Management Information Systems; Touro University '05, MBA, Logistics
Team/Club: US Military Endurance Sports (USMES)
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2020)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, 4th (road race), 7th (time trial)
World Championship Experience
  • Most Recent: 2018 – Road – DNF (time trial)
  • Years of Participation: 2017, 2018
  • Top Finish: 4th – 2017 (time trial)
Personal: Retired from the U.S. Army in 2011 and one year later was involved in an auto accident...She sustained neck and back fusions, as well as a traumatic brain injury as the result of numerous deployments and an automobile acciden...In 2014, she started recumbent cycling as a way to heal, both physically and mentally, and was introduced to the trike in 2015...One year later, she was invited to her first Para-cycling camp at the Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado...Started racing internationally in 2017 and rose to the top of the international rankings following her first world championships...Since then, she has competed at multiple world championships and continues to improve on the national and international levels...Daughter of Margot Sereda...Has one sister, Chris, and one brother, Eric...Hobbies include playing with her service dog, Biscuit, relaxing on the beach and DIY projects.