Sep 29, 2021

The Fastest Man on Two Hands

 

Zion Clark is a wrestler and athlete who dreams of becoming a multi-time Olympic champion. He was born without legs as a result of a rare genetic disorder called Caudal Regression Syndrome.

On Februrary 15th, 2021, Clark attempted the “fastest 20m walking on hands” at his former high school gym in Massillon, Ohio, smashing the record in a time of 4.78 seconds.

According to Guinness World Records:

Zion was put up for adoption soon after birth and, for 16 years, moved through the foster care system, hoping to find a permanent family.
 
During this journey, Zion experienced bullying, mental abuse and underfeeding in the homes he was placed in. Despite facing these significant challenges, he always remained hopeful.
 
Within days of Zion legally aging-out of the foster care system, he was adopted by a loving mother, Kimberli Hawkins, who had always dreamed of having a son. The two share an incredible bond, with Zion citing his adoption as the best thing that’s ever happened to him. [source]

 

You can learn more about Zion’s remarkable story here.

 

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