Meet Jennifer Schuble, an American cyclist who won the gold medal in the women’s 500m cycling event during the ongoing Beijing Paralympics. See photos, video and a biography of Jennifer here.
Jennifer’s victory is even more important for her country since it was USA’s only the first gold in the velodrome. Schuble also set a world record of 40.278s on course to her victory.
“It’s very smooth — it’s a lot easier for me to stand up, so I’m a lot more confident getting out of the gate,” said Schuble.
As a biography, Jennifer Schuble was born on July 8, 1976 in Houston, Texas so her age is 32. Though she started competing at the international level only a few years back, Jennifer is definitely giving a solid competition to her seniors.
She attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and always wanted to compete in sports but her brain injury proved to be very disappointing to her hopes. She idolized Michelle Akers, who was a member of the gold winning national team in 1996 and was recovering from a knee injury, and started training even suffering from illness.
She currently works as an engineer at the Mercedes Benz plant in Vance, Ala.
More photos and a video of Jennifer Schuble are below.