Community Athlete Named to U.S. Paralympic Cycling Team for Tokyo Games
June 29th, 2021
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (June 29, 2021) – After a three-pronged qualification process, U.S. Paralympics Cycling announced the 14 athletes nominated to the 2020 U.S. Paralympic Cycling team. Team USA will field an experienced team at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 — eight cyclists have previous Paralympic experience for a combined 19 medals. Among these experienced Paralympians is Fremont, Indiana resident, Tom Davis.
Davis is a combat-wounded veteran with a left leg amputation, originally from Ohio. In 2012, Davis connected with Turnstone in Fort Wayne to train with a U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site as he worked towards a World Championship in Paracycling. Davis then traveled to Rio for the 2016 Paralympic Games and earned 4th in the road race and 6th in the road time trial.
“Qualifying for my second Paralympic Games has been a dream of mine ever since my first Games in Rio in 2016,” said Davis. “After almost 5 years of hard work, a huge weight has been lifted knowing that I’m going to Tokyo. A special thank you to Turnstone for all their support. I do not think I would be in this position without them.”
Athletes were selected to represent Team USA based on a combination of their results from the 2020 Track World Championship, the UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup in Ostend, Belgium, in May, and U.S. Paralympic Team Trials – Cycling, that took place in Minneapolis on June 20, 2021.
Davis cruised to a time of 23:01.36, making his race 90.65 percent versus the Paralympic standard time and the top men’s time at the trial.
Read more about the other athletes named to represent Team USA in Cycling at the Paralympics in Tokyo this summer.