Jennifer Schuble is an American track and road cyclist who is based out of Homewood, Alabama, she is a Paralympic Gold Medalist, 5x Paralympic Medalist, 3x Paralympian, 6x World Champion, and an Army Veteran.
She began her journey at the age of four, when she biked to her kindergarten class alongside her older siblings. Through the years, her tenacity and resilience led her to the prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point, where she was a varsity athlete in three different sports.
After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2004, Jennifer was determined to continue accomplishing her cycling goals. She trained at the Lakeshore Foundation, a Paralympic training site in Birmingham, Alabama. She would go on to compete for the United States at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing. Shortly after, she became the first female in the world to compete in a team sprint for Team USA, and the first woman to medal in a team sprint at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.
“Training, racing, and riding help keep me strong, confident, and healthy,” she says. “I like to focus on the ‘can’ and not the ‘can’t’. Riding serves as an escape, allowing me to forget about a bad day at work or my MS.” Her positive attitude and motivational words are an inspiration for athletes around the world.
Jennifer’s ongoing training includes cycling on local roads in Alabama and the Atlanta Velodrome, racing, and participating in virtual rides. It is clear the pandemic hasn’t stopped her from working towards her dreams. “I intend to ride my bike until I can’t, and I hope that will be the rest of my life,” she says.
It is our privilege to provide Jennifer with the BOOST2020 grant to help cover her training expenses, coaching fees, travel, and equipment as she continues her work towards the 2021 Paralympic Games. “This grant gives me the opportunity to properly prepare myself for 2021. It also gave me inspiration that The Foundation for Global Sports believed in my goals in Tokyo.” We believe in you all the way, Jennifer!