Open main menu

Sarah Kathryn Hammer (born August 18, 1983) is a former American professional racing cyclist and four-times Olympic silver medalist. With eight world championships, she has been called, "America's most decorated track athlete."[1] Hammer announced her retirement from professional Cycling on the 23rd September 2017.

Sarah Hammer
Sarah Hammer at the 2010 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark - 20100324.jpg
Personal information
Full nameSarah Kathryn Hammer
Born (1983-08-18) August 18, 1983 (age 35)
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg)
Team information
DisciplineTrack cycling

Contents

CareerEdit

Hammer is five-times a champion (2006, 2007, 2010, 2011 & 2013) in the individual pursuit and twice a champion (2013 & 2014) in the omnium at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Hammer finished fifth overall in the individual pursuit and did not finish in the points race.[2][3]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Hammer won a team silver medal in the Women's team pursuit, as well as an individual silver medal in the Women's Omnium.[4]

Hammer currently holds the world record in the 3000 m individual pursuit.

Hammer announced her retirement from professional Cycling on the 23rd September 2017.[5]

Major resultsEdit

2013
Los Angeles Grand Prix
1st Omnium
2nd Team Pursuit (with Kimberly Geist, Jennifer Valente and Ruth Winder)
2014
1st Omnium, Los Angeles Grand Prix
2015
Pan American Track Championships
1st   Omnium
1st   Team Pursuit (with Kelly Catlin, Ruth Winder and Jennifer Valente)
Pan American Games
1st   Omnium
2nd   Team Pursuit (with Kelly Catlin, Lauren Tamayo, Ruth Winder and Jennifer Valente)
Independence Day Grand Prix
1st Individual Pursuit
1st Points Race
1st Scratch Race
1st Omnium, Marymoor Grand Prix
2nd Omnium, Grand Prix of Colorado Springs
2017
Belgian International Track Meeting
1st Points Race
3rd Scratch Race
2nd   Points race, UCI World Track Championships

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Track Worlds: Hammer ready to pass pursuit torch to Dygert | Cyclingnews.com". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2017-04-12.
  2. ^ "Cycling at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Women's Individual Pursuit, 3,000 metres". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2010-12-12.
  3. ^ "Cycling at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Women's Points Race". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2010-12-12.
  4. ^ "Cyclist Hammer wins silver". Retrieved 2012-08-07.
  5. ^ https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2017/09/18/3-time-olympic-cyclist-sarah-hammer-retires-from-riding/105761618/

External linksEdit

Records
Preceded by

  Sarah Ulmer
Women's 3000 metre individual pursuit
May 11, 2010 – present
Succeeded by

Incumbent