A man who was born without legs has shared his hopes to become an Olympic freestyle wrestler.
Zion Clark, 22, who was born with a rare genetic disorder called Caudal Regression Syndrome that stunts development of part of the spine.
Despite this condition, the Ohio-born wrestler overcame the odds and is now featuring in a Netflix documentary about his life.
As he grew up in foster care, Zion was bullied by other children for having no legs.
But his foster mum Kimberlii, who later went on to adopt him, cheered him on after he started wrestling as a child.
Speaking to The Daily Mail, Zion said: “I started wrestling in second grade.
“When I was really little, the first few matches, I didn’t know what to do and neither and did my opponent.
“Some kids were scared to wrestle me – I was scared to wrestle them. I didn’t know what I was doing.
“I adapted my wrestling by a lot of trial and error. I spent years figuring out what would work. I now train twice a day, about six days a week.
“It’s a grind, it’s a lifestyle. Being born without legs hasn’t stopped me from doing the things I want to do.”
The wrestler added that people used to bully him because of his condition, but that he believed the “best way to deal with the haters is to use the hate to lift yourself up”.
He has since gone on to earn a spot at university and credits his support to his foster mum who he called “the greatest woman” he knows.
Zion is now training and working his way through his career and is setting his goals high.
He continued: “My dreams and ambitions? One day, to make the Olympics team and be one of the best freestyle wrestlers in the world.”