Iowa’s Matt Stutzman Sets World Record While Qualifying for U.S. Paralympics
Iowa's Matt Stutzman is known throughout the sporting world as the "Armless Archer" not only qualified for this summer's Paralympic Games rescheduled from last year, but he set another World Record while doing so.
Stutzman was born without arms, but hasn't let it stop him from competing with archery on an international level. He competed at the 2012 and 2016 Paralympics, winning a silver medal in 2012, and he's going for it again this year.
Not only qualifying for his third Paralympic Games, he did it while breaking a world record with a 1398/1440 double 50m round (2x72), breaking the record by 20 points.
In 2015, Stutzman shattered a record the day before his 33rd birthday. He shot a 310 yard shot, about six times the distance he normally shoots for the Paralympics. The shot broke the Guinness World Record for Longest Archery Shot, proving just because you were born at a disadvantage doesn't mean you have to live at a disadvantage.
Matt Stutzman has become known to most of America, who tune into to watch him shoot with his feet.
Last July, he appeared on a game show called To Tell The Truth, where contestants are presented with three people, and have to guess which of the three is telling the truth about their occupation.
Stutzman was on the panel with a woman who was blind and a woman with a prosthetic arm, the question surrounding the trio being "Who is the Champion Archer?"
It turned out that all three of the panelists were experts in different fields, with Stutzman being the archer, the blind woman an opera singer, and the third an actress.
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