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Anthony Robles Bio

Aug 05, 2013
  • NAME: Anthony Robles
  • SPORT: Wrestling
  • Age: 25 Years Old
  • BIRTH DATE: July 20, 1988
  • WEIGHT: 125 Lbs
  • PLACE OF BIRTH: Mesa, Arizona
  • AUTHORUnstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated: How I Became a Champion

When Anthony Robles turned 3 years old, he was old enough to make a decision that he did not want to use the technology of prosthetic legs to help him walk. Anthony was born without a leg and he figured out how to be just as quick and strong as any other wrestler and became a National Champion.

Disabled but Dominant

National VictoryNational VictoryCourtesy of online.wsj.com
 

It's kind of like the expression "I could beat you with one arm tied behind my back!" But it's true... except it's a leg and it's not tied, it's just not there. Anyways, Anthony has literally taken this expression to reality as he has defeated thousands of wrestlers in his career. Now he is sponsored by Nike and touring the World as a motivational speaker for his amazing epic story.

Push-Up Power

Anthony's first big accomplishment was breaking the record for most push-ups at his school. Breaking this record inspired Anthony that he could excel past his non-disabled schoolmates so he got into wrestling. In grade 8, Anthony's record was 5-8 and he was 12 pounds lighter than all the other wrestlers in his weight class. It would be a long road to success for Anthony as his missing leg brought forth many disadvantages.

Crutch Capitalization

Anthony on CrutchesAnthony on CrutchesCourtesy of www.timesunion.com

Anthony owes a lot of his success to his use of crutches. Anyone who knows that using crutches is extremely tiring, so imagine using crutches everyday of your life. This is what Anthony had to do and it gave him incredible arm strngth. From there, Anthony's amazing dedication to becoming extremely fit led the way to becoming one of the greatest wrestlers today!

Fame and Fortune

Nike SponsorshipNike SponsorshipCourtesy of www.pdnonline.com

Anthony is now one of the most famous athletes in the World for his journey of overcoming adversity. He has his own website if you want to hear more about what he has to say. Who knows... he might inspire you to become something you thought you could never be. Check it out here!

Have your say...

What do you think about Anthony's success. Let us know in the comments below.

 

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