Sunday, June 28, 2020

Zion Clark Was Born without Legs becomes a Wrestler

Zion Clark Was Born without Legs becomes a Wrestler 

A man who was born without legs due to a genetic disorder revealed how the support of his foster family allowed him to enter the world of pro wrestling.

Zion Clark, 22, from Ohio, was born with Caudal Regression Syndrome, a serious disorder that impairs the development of the lower spine. He explained he grew up in foster care and was often mocked by bullies for having no legs. But his foster mother Kimberlii, who eventually adopted him, was always by his side to cheer him on. Thanks to Kimberlii's dedicated support for his love of athleticism, Zion is now close to becoming of the world's most successful pro freestyle wrestlers.

Zion Clark, 22, from Ohio was born without legs and wound up in foster care. But this did not stop him from reaching his goal of becoming a top freestyle wrestler

Zion said: 'I started wrestling in second grade.' When I was really little, the first few matches, I didn’t know what to do and neither did my opponent. 'Some kids were scared to wrestle me – I was scared to wrestle them. I didn’t know what I was doing. 'I adapted my wrestling by a lot of trial and error. I spent years figuring out what would work. 'I now train twice a day, about six days a week. It’s a grind, it’s a lifestyle. 'Being born without legs hasn’t stopped me from doing the things I want to do.

Zion’s earlier years in school were tough as he endured bullying for his condition and would often respond with anger. 'People would make fun of me because I didn’t have legs,' he said. 'The best way to deal with haters is to use the hate to lift yourself up. 'The haters are your biggest fans – use that to your advantage. 'School wasn’t the greatest time for me, but by the time I was a senior I was able to turn it around and get into college and do everything I wanted to do.'And a big reason why Zion was able to turn his life around was down to his positive outlook and the relationship he has with his mother, Kimberly.

Zion added: 'The relationship with my mom is fantastic. She’s the greatest woman I know.' For Zion, his future now holds endless possibilities and he will never stop aiming high.

He said: 'My dreams and ambitions? One day, to make the Olympic team and be one of the best freestyle wrestlers in the world. 'The biggest lesson I’ve had to learn is that things won’t always go your way. 'You have to work with what you’ve got.'Once you’re able to work with what you have, multiple doors just start to open.'

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