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Samantha Bosco Charges Ahead For Another World Medal, This Time On The Track

by Paul D. Bowker

Sam Bosco poses with her medal following the 3-kilometer individual pursuit WC4 at the 2022 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships on Oct. 21, 2022 in Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France.


Samantha Bosco added another world medal to her impressive championship season Friday in France.
Bosco, a 2016 Paralympian who won two rainbow jerseys earlier this year at the road world championships, captured her third world medal of the year with a second-place finish in the 3-kilometer individual pursuit WC4 at the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France.
“For me to be here on a track thinking that I wasn’t potentially ever going to ride a bike again, I don’t think I can put it into words,” Bosco, who missed the Paralympic Games last year in Tokyo due to a training accident, said.
Bosco’s performance highlighted a day in which two other U.S. riders had podium finishes, upping the U.S. medal count to four after two days of competition. Clara Brown, a 2020 Paralympian, and John Terrell each won bronze medals.
Brown, who won gold and silver medals at the road world championships, finished third in the 10K scratch race WC3. She has won a combined nine track and road world medals.
Terrell, who is making his world track debut, finished third in the 15K scratch race MC4. He is in second place in the omnium standings entering the final event on Saturday, the time trial.
Racing on the velodrome that will host the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024, Bosco has finished second, third and fifth in three of the four omnium events. She is in second place. She switched over to track in September after completing a road season in which she did not lose a race.
“To think that I could be here in two years racing my bike and representing Team USA with a shot at a Paralympic gold medal is something I’m going to take with me once I leave here and use for the next year and a half,” Bosco said.
Aaron Keith, a 2020 Paralympic silver medalist who won a silver medal in his scratch race Thursday, nearly reached the podium again Friday. He finished fourth in the time trial MC1.
Two-time Paralympian Shawn Morelli was fourth in the individual pursuit WC4 and is fifth in the omnium standings.
The world championships continue tomorrow with more individual pursuit and time trial races.

Paul D. Bowker has been writing about Olympic sports since 1996, when he was an assistant bureau chief in Atlanta. He is a freelance contributor to on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.