Armless archer Stutzman happy to be a source of inspiration
TEHRAN – Matt Stutzman is one of the most famous faces in para archery. Matt is in Tokyo right now to show us how strong he is. The âArmless Archerâ is famous for his unique shooting style with his feet.
Stutzman holds the bow with his foot as he competes in the individual open compound archery at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
He is aiming for the glory of Tokyo. The American archer won a silver medal at Rio 2016.
I wanted to have an interview with him at Rio 2016 but I missed the session but this time I did.
Stutzman is a role model for all people with disabilities. He can do a lot to inspire people.
âYes. And I’m happy that I was able to be a role model for people with disabilities.
âBeing part of the Paralympic Games is an honor. I am here to tell my story in a positive way, âhe said.
Matt can be an inspiration to anyone.
He won the compound men’s silver in London 2012, but lost in the round of 16 at Rio 2016. He decided to take a break from the sport before coming back with high hopes. Stutzman has competed in several able-bodied competitions since Rio 2016 to improve his skills and won bronze at the 2019 Worlds after losing 144-142 in a close semi-final to teammate Ben Thompson.
“I hope the world sees what we can do, and that will also motivate them to be better,” he said.
Before he started archery he had big problems because no one wanted to hire him. Sport changed his life.
âI learned archery by watching youtube,â Stutzman said.
Stutzman can be a role model for anyone who thinks there are limits to moving forward.
âThere is no excuse to go ahead. I do everything with my feet, âsaid theâ Archer without arms â.
Photo: Fatemeh Hachemi