Samantha Bosco

Paralympian 2016

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Samantha Bosco cycling
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Feb 17, 1987


Claremont, CA


DeVry University

classification: WC4

  • Born with a posteromedial bow of the right tibia and a calcaneal valgus foot that was corrected at the age of four by having a wedge of bone surgically removed.
  • Was six years old when she first got on a bike, riding to and from school with her dad.
  • Dreamt of becoming a professional mountain bike racer after joining and racing with the Arctic Bicycle Club at nine years old.
  • When she was 11, she had a limb-lengthening surgery go awry that left her with years of crutches, atrophied muscles and a surgically stunted left leg.
  • When she would go on bike rides with her dad as a kid, he'd give her a quarter for every person on a bike she passed and would only get to keep the quarter if the person didn't pass her back.
  • Married to Andrew Bosco, another cyclist whom she met at a bike race in a state neither one of them lived in, and has one brother, Jason.
  • Lettered in swimming and bowling in high school and earned a crew scholarship to the University of Central Florida where she rowed for two years.
  • Would probably try to own an ice cream shop if she wasn't cycling and still runs outside at the sound of an ice cream truck.
  • Uses her experiences as a life-long athlete to be an athlete mentor to classrooms across the country. 
  • Paralympian (2016); Two-time medalist (2 bronze)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, bronze (road time trial, track pursuit), 6th (road race), 10th (track time trial)
  • Most recent: 2023 - Track – Bronze (scratch, individual pursuit), Silver (Omnium), 6th (time trial); 2023 - Road - Gold (road race, time trial)
  • Years of Participation: Road – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022, 2023; Track – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023
  • Medals: 21 (5 gold, 6 silver, 10 bronze)
  • Gold – 2023 (road race, time trial), 2022 (road time trial, road race), 2017 (pursuit)
  • Silver – 2023 (omnium), 2022 (individual pursuit, omnium, scratch), 2020 (omnium), 2017 (road time trial)
  • Bronze – 2023 (scratch, individual pursuit), 2020 (scratch), 2019 (scratch, pursuit, road race), 2018 (pursuit, scratch), 2014 (road time trial), 2013 (road time trial)
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