6114 La Salle Ave.
Oakland, CA
Dory Selinger - Cyclist
amputee since 1993
three-time world record holder
national, european and world champion

Hometown: Oakland, CA
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA
Birth date: 13/10, 1971
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 185
Gender: Male
Classification: Amputee (LC2)
USCF Category:  2 Track, 3 Road
Disability acquired: Assaulted by a car while riding his bicycle (Amputation: right leg, below the knee).

Brief history:  The wheels of the bike whirl at a dizzying pace.  The blur that is Dory Selinger hurtling toward another medal beguiles the crystal-clear memory of what got him there in the first place.  It was a typical morning ride with his teammates in 1993 when a car from nowhere slammed into them all, killing his friend, mangling his leg, and placing him in a coma for seven days.  Life changed in an instant, but not just in the physical sense, for Selinger.
Through the grief and the heartache of a lost teammate, through the pain and struggle of an agonizing rehabilitation, one constant, singular focus helped Selinger persevere: the bike.  It was a love for cycling that rescued him from despair, inspired him to regain his strength and drive him to become something even greater than himself.

Selinger is one of American's best-known Paralympic cyclists.  He has claimed repeated national titles in track, and road racing and time trial competitions in the Disabled Division at the U.S. Cycling Championships.  He has won victories at the 1998 and 2002 World Championships, 1999 and 2001 European Championships.  He started this off with winning Gold at the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta, GA.  He hold two world records as well as every U.S. velodrome record for cyclist in his classification.

Dory is featured in
"Againts the Odds"
segment on the Today Show
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