It doesn’t matter if you have one leg, are only 3 feet tall or have no vision at all, these para-athletes excel at their sport.
When Luciano ‘The Mountain’ Dantas showed up at the gym and began packing on the weights to the bench press bar, nobody could believe what he was about to do. Being a little person, it was clear that everyone in the gym doubted Dantas at first, but then Dantas rocked those heavy weights, over and over and over again!
Vinicius Rodrigues may only have one leg, but that didn’t stop him from joining the treadmill gang at the gym. In fact, Rodrigues broke a gym treadmill record as onlookers gazed in amazement.
Then there is Lucia Teixeira, a blind woman who excels at the art of Judo. Teixeira took down opponent after opponent as she showed one Judo class that being blind does not hinder your ability to perform at the top of your game.
All in all these athletes are incredible, motivational and teach us that no matter what, if you keep pushing hard, nothing can stop you.