Sport: Track and Field + Triathlon
Hometown: Born in Nanjing, China, currently resides in San Diego, California
Physical Challenge: Above Knee Amputee
Scout is a 2-time World Championship bronze medalist in the 100 meters and long jump, 2016 Paralympian, and a CAF ambassador. Born in Nanjing China, Scout suffered the loss of her right leg due to a chemical fire and spent her early childhood in a government orphanage. She was adopted at the age of 7 by an American family and brought to the United States.
Being assimilated to American culture, she participated in all types of sports including basketball, tennis, softball, and golf before exploring her potential in track and field. She was introduced to CAF when she was 13 years old and received a grant for a running prosthetic. This would start her career as an elite sprinter, triathlete, Paralympian, and a UCLA graduate.
In The Media
Challenged Athletes Live Q&A with Bob Babbitt: Episode Three | Scout Bassett
Scout Bassett Found a Place in Adaptive Running as a Teenager | USOPM
Paralympian Scout Bassett Won’t Be Tokenized | Glamour
Paralympian Scout Bassett: Fighting for Sports Equality and Redefining ‘Beauty’ | Los Angeles Times
How Paralympian Scout Bassett Uses Her Sport to Find Strength in the Face of Xenophobia | Allure
Paralympian Scout Bassett Embraces Her Story of Scars | ESPN