Birth and Early Challenges

Zion Clark was born with a rare defect called Caudal Regression Syndrome, which left him without legs. His early life was marked by being in the foster care system and facing both mental and physical challenges​

Adoption and Turning Point

At the age of 16, Clark was adopted into a loving family, providing him with a stable environment that played a crucial role in shaping his future endeavors​

Wrestling as a Foundation

Wrestling became a pivotal part of Clark's life, teaching him discipline and self-worth. He achieved notable success in high school wrestling and went on to compete at Kent State University​

Overcoming Prosthetic Discomfort

Clark opted against using prosthetic legs due to discomfort, instead learning to navigate the world on his hands

MMA Debut and Victory

Clark made headlines with his professional MMA debut, winning his first fight against a fully-abled athlete. This victory was a significant milestone in his athletic career​

Setting World Records

 He has set three Guinness World Records: the fastest person to walk on their hands, the highest box jump using just hands (33 inches), and the most diamond push-ups (248 in under three minutes)

Participation in Paralympics and Olympics

Clark has the unique distinction of competing in both the Paralympic (wheelchair racing) and Olympic Games (wrestling), achieving this feat in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Aspirations for Paris 2024

Clark has set his sights on participating in the Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics, dedicating himself to a rigorous training schedule to make this dream a reality​

Injury and Recovery

Despite suffering a hand injury, Clark remains committed to breaking his own records and pushing his limits further

Life Philosophy and Inspiration

 Living by the mantra “No Excuses,” Clark inspires many by demonstrating resilience and determination, proving that physical limitations do not define one's capabilitie