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
Career Highlights - Alpine Skiing
- 2014: 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. National Championships, 1st super-G
- 2013: NorAm Copper Mountain, 1st super-G, giant slalom and slalom
- 2010: Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games competitor (alpine skiing)
- 2006: Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games, 1st slalom
- 2002: Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Winter Games, 2nd super G and giant slalom
Career Highlights - Para Cycling
- 2012: London 2012 Paralympic Games, 1st individual road time trial, 3rd individual road race and individual track pursuit
- 2012: UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships, 3rd 500m time trial, 3rd 3km pursuit
- 2011: Parapan American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico, 1st 3km pursuit, 3rd 500m time trial, 3rd road race
- 2011: U.S. Paralympics Road Cycling National Championships, 1st time trial and road race
- 2011: UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships, 1st individual pursuit, 3rd individual time trial
- 2010: UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships, 1st individual time trial and individual road race
- 2009: UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, 2nd individual time trial and individual road race
- 2008: Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, 2nd individual time trial (track cycling)
- 2004: Athens 2004 Paralympic Games competitor, track cycling
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.