Monday, March 21, 2011

Athlete Who Overcame Disability

"I really don't see missing my leg as a handicap. You know, my parents raised me strong and they didn't give me any special treatment. So, I believe I can do anything I set my mind to and wrestling is something I enjoy, I love it and I'm just trying to be (the) best at it" - Anthony Robles, WPVI March 16th 2011. 
Anthony Robles came into this year's NCAA Men's Division I Wrestling Tournament as the number 1 ranked seed at 125 pounds and left host city Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as champion and the undisputed best collegiate wrestler in the country at his weight class. Unlike his top ranked contemporaries spread across nine other weight classes, he was born with no right hip bone; a handicap that hasn't yet stopped him pursuing his dreams.

Read more: SB Nation
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