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Incredible Athletes with Disabilities

Bethany Hamilton SurfingNumerous athletes with disabilities have established themselves over the years as forces to be reckoned with. Showcasing their talents on the world stage, these incredible competitors have taken their fair share of medals and titles in multiple areas of competition. Here’s a closer look at some of the world’s best athletes with disabilities.

Baxter Humby: Baxter Humby is known as the “One-Armed Bandit” and currently competes as a world-champion kickboxer. He ran for the Canadian National Track Team in 1992 and 1994, acted as Tobey Maguire’s stunt double in Spider Man 3, and currently holds the title of IMTC World Super Welterweight Champion.

Bethany Hamilton: Bethany Hamilton is a professional surfer and has been competing since 1998. She survived a shark attack in 2003, when her left arm was bitten off by a tiger shark. She learned to surf again by adding a handle to her surfboard and kicking more to compensate for her lost arm. She has since returned to competition, published a book about her experience (Soul Surfer), and performed all the one-armed surfing stunts in the 2004 film that was based on her book.

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Overview of Troy Polamalu

Troy PalamaluTroy Aumua Polamalu (born Troy Aumua on April 19, 1981 in Garden Grove, California) is a representative American football forceful safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was prepared in the first throughout (sixteenth overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Steelers. He played college football at the University of Southern California.

College career
Troy Polamalu used his first year at USC as a backup where he became a hybrid performer, playing at both safety positions. While he was simply a backup performer at the time, Polamalu immobile organized his tag in the eight sporting activities he played in, collecting couple pouches, couple compelled fumbles and blocking a punt. He would become a full-time starter at the forceful safety placement the pursuing year, earning All-Pac-10 honorable cite honors later completing second on the team with 83 tackles and securing the team for the lead in interceptions with two.

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