Michael Sametz

 

After an impressive showing at the 2016 Paralympic Games, Michael Sametz earned his first career world crown in 2017 with a victory in the time trial at the World Road Championships. A year earlier in Rio he notched a bronze medal in the same event along with a fourth and a sixth.

In May 2016, he continued his time trial success with a bronze medal at the Ostend (BEL) World Cup. His accomplishments in 2015 included defending his national titles in the road race and time trial, winning the silver medal in the individual pursuit at the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games and winning his first ever World Cup medal.

Sametz was involved in many sports, including cycling, as a youngster and started to seriously pursue para-cycling at age 14. He was introduced to the sport by Stephen Burke from the Calgary Cycling Centre.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2017 - World road champion in time trial... 2016 - Bronze medallist in time trial at Paralympic Games... Silver at Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games… 2016 and 2015 Track World Championships… 2014 World Championships.

PERSONAL

Kinesiology and Business student at University of Calgary.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2018 World Cup Ostend (BEL), time trial, 1st

2017 World Road Championships, time trial, 1st

2016 Paralympic Games, time trial, 3rd

2016 Paralympic Games, pursuit, 4th

2016 Paralympic Games, Kilo, 6th

2016 World Cup (BEL), time trial, 3rd

2016 World Track Championships, pursuit, 8th

2015 Parapan American Games, pursuit, 2nd

2015 Track World Championships, pursuit, 8th

2014 World Road Championships, road race, 10th

2014 World Road Championships, time trial, 5th

 

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsCycling - TrackIndividual Pursuit - Mensilver
2016 Rio ParalympicsCycling - RoadIndividual Time Trial - Menbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2016 Rio Paralympics Cycling - Track Kilo - Men 17
2016 Rio Paralympics Cycling - Road Road Race - Men 999
2016 Rio Paralympics Cycling - Road Individual Time Trial - Men 3
2016 Rio Paralympics Cycling - Track Individual Pursuit - Men 4
Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Cycling - Road Road Race - Men 5
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Cycling - Road Individual Time Trial - Mixed 5
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Cycling - Track Individual Pursuit - Men 2
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Cycling - Track 1km Time Trial - Men 15