Samantha Cools

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Samantha Cools
Personal information
Full name Samantha Cools
Nickname "Sammy"
Born (1986-03-03) March 3, 1986 (age 29)
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 60 kg (130 lb)
Team information
Discipline Bicycle Motocross (BMX)
Role Racer
Rider type Off Road
Amateur team(s)
1996–? Staats Bicycles
?–2004 Supercross BMX
Professional team(s)
2005–? Supercross BMX
Airdrie BMX
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.[1] She currently lives in Airdrie, Alberta.

Winning her very first race at three years of age and her first international race at age 10,[2] 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.[3]

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.[4]


  1. ^ Tony Cares (2008-07-20). "Switching gears". CBC Sports. Retrieved 2008-08-19. [dead link]
  2. ^ August 2, 2008 Samantha Cools, Canada BMX Racing
  3. ^ Lori Ewing (2008-08-19). "Canada's Cools makes BMX racing debut". The Toronto Star. Retrieved 2008-08-19. 
  4. ^ "Canada's Cools crashes out of BMX final". CBC Sports. 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2008-08-26. [dead link]

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