You Thought It Was A Normal Archery Shot, But You’re Wrong…

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By NTD Newsroom
November 27, 2016Style
You Thought It Was A Normal Archery Shot, But You’re Wrong…

Born without arms, Matt Stutzman – the ‘Armless Archer’ learned to expertly use a bow and arrow using his feet and shoulders and has now broken a record that was previously held by an able-bodied person.

It was something that could have stopped him from living life to the fullest, excusing him from everyday tasks and major feats alike. But that’s not how he wanted to live. Instead, he wanted to push himself to be the best person he could be — even without the privilege of having what most people take for granted.

Paralympics Archery - Matt Stutzman OLY: 2016 USOC Media Summit Team USA Beverly Hilton/Los Angeles, CA, USA 03/08/2016 SI-18 TK3 Credit: Simon Bruty
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Shockingly, Stutzman has made a name for himself in the most unexpected way ever: He’s one of the world’s best archers. He competes professionally for the U.S. Paralympic Archery Team, and he’s better at the sport with no arms than most of us would be with both of them. In fact, he’s even set a world record to prove it: Stutzman set the Guinness for longest accurate archery shot in human history. Pretty wild, huh?

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You can see more of Stutzman’s story in the video below, but perhaps more powerful are his words: “No matter what the challenge is, you can overcome it.” Something to remember for all of us.

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