Segments in this Video

Caleb Mutombo: Body Builder (06:32)


Mutombo lives at Kid's Haven after his parents returned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He describes the impact of his brother's death from meningitis, Arnold Schwarzenegger's influence, and a desire to inspire the world. The mind is a person's biggest obstacle.

George Wyndham: Paralympian (07:26)

Wyndham competes in ping pong, and track and field. He describes contracting Polio and meeting his coach. "Leave Noone Behind" encourages young disabled people to compete in sports; there is ability in disability.

Shepherd Zira: Equestrian (06:47)

The show jumper is the first black Lipizzaner rider in Africa. Zira describes his career beginnings, losing his father, and dropping out of school.

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Defying the Odds

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A bodybuilder, a Paralympic table tennis player, and a show jumper break barriers in the sports world.

Length: 22 minutes

Item#: BVL187213

ISBN: 978-1-64623-123-2

Copyright date: ©2017

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