Tom Davis

Tom Davis


The Backstory:
Tom Davis lost his left leg above the knee in 2006 while stationed in Iraq with the US Army. He took up handcycling in 2012, and within a few years he had improved to an elite level, qualifying for the Paralympics in 2016 as a road racer. He finished fourth at the Rio Games, then followed that up with a first-place finish in the 2018 US National Championships and three silver medals (in road racing, individual time trial, and team relay) at the 2019 World Championships.

Away from cycling:
Davis is married with four children. He will occasionally visit schools to share his experiences and encourage young adults to pursue their passions in life.

In their own words:
“I am in the best possible shape of my career right now, so finally, when we can get going to race, I am feeling confident about where things are for me. I am looking forward to getting back to competing.”

“Find what you enjoy and what brings you satisfaction and do that. That’s what your job should be.”

“There were two things that saved my life. One, was accepting Jesus Christ as my Savior. After I gave my life to Christ, I lived a life of freedom, joy and satisfaction. The other thing was finding my handcycle and riding it.”

Learn more:
Team USA Page
Team USA: “When the Cycling World Shut Down, Paralympian Tom Davis Invited it to his Indiana Hometown”
Trine University: “Top Paralympian Shares Keys to a Life of Excellence”
Hillsdale Daily News: “Local Veteran to Compete in Paralympics”


Prior Paralympics: 2016



  • Sport: Cycling
  • Limb Difference: Left below knee
  • DOB: 4/22/77
  • Residence: Ft Wayne, IN
  • College: Northwood University - Midland
  • Classification: MH4