As a motivational speaker, actor, author, and athlete, Zion Clark has become a household name despite the fact that he was born with a rare medical condition known as caudal regression syndrome, a condition that left him without legs.
With a tattoo of the words ‘no excuses’ cross his back, Zion Clark, also a university student and wrestler, has not only grown up to be renowned for his achievements but also managed to live without legs.
Zion Clark, for the time being, holds the Guinness World Record for being the fastest 20 meter walker using both of his hands.
Zion Clark’s coach, butch Reynolds, a former Olympic gold medalist, helped him achieve the feat in less than five seconds at his high school gym in Massillon, Ohio, in February.
An overview of Zion Clark’s life can be found below.
Date of Birth
Zion was born in Columbus, Ohio on September 29, 1997
Currently, Zion is 23 years old.
Zion studied at Massillon Washington High School in Northeast Ohio, where he participated in wrestling as a result of his interest in sports.
As a student at Massillon Washington High School in northeast Ohio, Zion joined the wrestling team.
In his junior year, he lost all his games, but in his senior year he worked harder and reached the semifinals in the championships.
Zion gained national attention and had a good wrestling record by the time he finished high school.
After high school, he attended and graduated from Kent State University at Tuscarawas.
Zion Clark Mother and Adoption
In 2015, Clark was adopted by Kristi Hawkins after he was born with caudal regression syndrome, a condition that left him without legs and enabled him to be given up for adoption by his mother.
Hawkins is a mother of two and after meeting Zion she grew an instant bond, despite all the conditions.
From the moment he met Kimberlli Hawkins, the family has supported, cared for, and loved him.
With a record-setting track career and a great wrestling career, Zion aspires to become the first American ever to compete in both Paralympic (wheelchair racing) and Olympic (wrestling) events in 2024.
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