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Scout Bassett      

Paralympic Track & Field Athlete

Scout Bassett is a Nike athlete, Paralympian, and speaker. Scout was found by a Chinese orphanage after a fire took her right leg, leaving her an above knee amputee.

After being adopted to the United States, Scout eventually discovered CAF, who first granted her a running leg and launched her into a career. She first started to compete in triathlons and won three silver medals and one bronze medal in the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships, in the 2011 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships, she went to China for the first time since she was adopted.

Bassett went on to qualify and compete in the 2016 Summer Paralympic but ended up being fifth in the 100m and tenth in the long jump. In 2017, Bassett successfully attended the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London, United Kingdom, where she won her first international medals in the 100m and long jump. She is currently the world record holder in the 400m T42 and American holder in 100m and 200m.

In 2019, Bassett took home the gold medal in the Women's Long Jump T42-44/T61-63 at the Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru.

Bassett was one of 17 athletes featured in eleventh edition of ESPN's Body Issue.

Off the track, Bassett spends time as a mentor, activist for people with disabilities, athlete ambassador and motivational speaker and is a unique and inspiring role model for all people to dream big and believe.

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