|Full name||Samantha Cools|
March 3, 1986 |
|Height||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||60 kg (130 lb)|
|Discipline||Bicycle Motocross (BMX)|
|Rider type||Off Road|
|–||CCA National Team|
Samantha "Sammy" Cools (born March 3, 1986) is a Canadian Bicycle Motocross (BMX) racer. Born in Calgary, Alberta, she was introduced to the sport by her brothers Greg, coach of the New Zealand BMX team, and Ken. She currently lives in Airdrie, Alberta.
Winning her very first race at three years of age and her first international race at age 10, she is now a 13-time Canadian national champion and five-time world junior champion. She is coached by Hervé Krebs. At the 2008 UCI BMX World Championships she finished fifth in the elite women event.
Cools recently competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the women's BMX. She qualified for the final in the event, but crashed after colliding midair with Gabriela Diaz seconds into the race. Although she did cross the finish line, she was officially classified as "Did not finish" and was ranked seventh.
- Tony Cares (2008-07-20). "Switching gears". CBC Sports. Retrieved 2008-08-19.[dead link]
- Washingtonpost.com August 2, 2008 Samantha Cools, Canada BMX Racing
- Lori Ewing (2008-08-19). "Canada's Cools makes BMX racing debut". The Toronto Star. Retrieved 2008-08-19.
- "Canada's Cools crashes out of BMX final". CBC Sports. 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2008-08-26.[dead link]
- Profile at Olympic.ca
- Profile at Canadian Cycling Association
- bmxcanada.ca article
- Smantha Cools detailed CV
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