Clark Rachfal

Cycling

Rachfal
  • 2012
Name: Clark Rachfal
Sport: Para Cycling
Current Residence: Annapolis, MD
College: Towson University

Paralympic Experience:
  • 2012 Paralympic Games - 6th (pursuit), 8th (time trial), 10th (road race)
Career Highlights:
  • 2012: UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championship, 5th (time trial)
  • 2011: UCI Para-Cycling Roald World Championship, bronze (time trial)
  • 2011: Parapan American Games, gold (time trial), bronze (pursuit), American Record (time trial)
  • 2011: UCI Para-Cycling World Cup Series, gold (men's tandem)
  • 2010: UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championship, sixth (time trial)
  • 2010: U.S. Paralympics Road National Championship, gold (time trial)
  • 2010: U.S. Paralympics Track National Championship, gold (pursuit)
  • 2009: UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championship, gold (pursuit), 4th (time trial)
  • 2009: UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championship, fifth (time trial)
  • 2009: U.S. Paralympics Track National Championship, gold (pursuit)
  • 2009: U.S. Paralympics Road National Championship, gold (time trial)
  • 2008: U.S. Paralympics National Track Championship, gold (pursuit)
  • 2008: U.S. Paralympics Road National Championship, gold (time trial)
  • 2007: U.S. Paralympics National Track Championship, silver (individual pursuit)

Fun Facts: Clark graduated from Towson University with a BS in economics and political science in 2005. He was slated to begin law school at the Catholic University of America in 2009, however Rachfal deferred his enrollment to compete for the first time at the Para-Cycling World Championships.

"Every kid grows up watching and dreaming about representing their country and the Olympic Games," Rachfal said. "I chalked this up as a pipe dream as my vision deteriorated. With this competitive outlet and opportunities available through U.S. Paralympics, it is now possible for me to achieve that childhood dream and show others that no dream is out of reach."

Learn more: 
US Para Cycling



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