Thursday, March 19, 2009
Adam Bender, Age 9, Wrestles on 1 Leg
Last year we told you about Adam Bender, an 8-year-old who had his leg amputated at the pelvis when he was a year old, but managed just fine when playing baseball on one leg. Today we have word that Adam has taken up another sport.
The video above shows Adam, who lives in Lexington, Kentucky, wrestling in a state tournament, where he made it all the way to the finals. When he's grappling on the ground, Adam doesn't seem particularly disabled, and he's the latest of several young athletes to show that wrestling is a sport in which amputees often find success.
Adam, who has been profiled on ESPN, also plays football and soccer.
Video via NBCWashington.com.