Allison Jones (athlete)

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Allison Jones
Allison Jones 2010.jpg
Born (1984-05-12) May 12, 1984 (age 33)
Amarillo, Texas

Allison Jones (born in Amarillo, Texas, on May 12, 1984) is a Paralympic skier and cyclist for the United States of America. She was born with the birth defect proximal femoral focal deficiency (PFFD), which left her without a right femur. She underwent surgery at age 7 months to amputate her right foot, allowing her to more easily wear a prosthetic leg. She received her first prosthetic leg at 9 months of age. Allison moved from Amarillo, TX to Colorado Springs, CO at age 2 and a half.

She has a mechanical engineering degree from University of Denver where she received the "Pioneer Award".[1] At the 2006 Winter Paralympics she won a gold medal for slalom in the standing category. Before that she had won silver medals in the super-G and the giant slalom in the 2002 Winter Paralympics. She currently lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.[2] Most of her Paralympic medals have been at skiing, but she also won a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in cycling.[3]

Jones competing in the Super G at the 2012 IPC Nor-Am Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ JONES Allison. Ipc.infostradasports.com. Retrieved on 2013-01-27.
  2. ^ Colorado Springs Gazette for March 12 2010. Gazette.com (2010-03-12). Retrieved on 2013-01-27.
  3. ^ Adia Waldburger (2008-09-30) Allison Jones scores silver in Beijing. Nl.newsbank.com. Retrieved on 2013-01-27.