Kirk Wint

Inspiring video from the Special Olympics

Every Olympian has an inspirational story on how they managed to live their Olympic dream. Once such story is of 17 year old Kirk Wint from Jamaica who won Silver in the 50m run in Dubai, beating athletes from North Macedonia and Austria.

Instead of running upright, Wint used his arms and knees to reach the finish line, and was only beaten by half a second. Showing an incredible amount of courage and bravery, the 17-year-old paraplegic was the only competitor not racing in an upright position.

Wint also won bronze in the softball throw event.

Olympic champion and world-record holder Bolt tweeted of his compatriot: “Kirk Wint… Jamaican Special Olympic athlete won silver medal in 50m dash at the Special Olympic World Games in UAE.

Cover Photo Courtesy: Twitter

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