‘Incredibly Inspiring’: High School Wrestler Adonis Lattimore, Who Was Born Without Legs, Just Won Virginia State Championship 

Virginia high school senior Adonis Lattimore, born with no right leg or left leg, recently took home a state wrestling championship.

According to reports, Lattimore is on the Landstown High School Eagles team and was a regional qualifier as a freshman. However, he didn’t remain enrolled for long and actually missed the regional tournament as a sophomore.

Additionally, amid the myriad complications associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, wrestling was forced to cancel last year. However, with the season renewed, Lattimore improved his performance to 32-7.

The Incredible Mr. Lattimore

Lattimore was born without a right leg and with a partial left leg and just a single finger on his right hand.

“I’ve been dreaming of this since I knew what it was, and to finally have it happen is just … I don’t know how to explain it. Really if you work hard, you can do anything — even win a state championship without legs.” Lattimore said to The Virginian-Pilot.

Lattimore won first place in the Virginia High School League Class 6, 106-pound weight class at the Virginia Beach Sports Center. It was his first state championship win, and, according to reports, he barely missed out on a regional championship; instead, he finished runner-up.

Head coach Penny Hardaway and the Memphis Tigers recently offered one-armed hoops dynamo Hansel Enmanuel a scholarship to the D-1 school. Aside from his athletic prowess, the 6-foot-6 athlete is an internet sensation with over 2.4 million followers on Tik Tok and 1.2 million followers on Instagram.

The Entire Athletic Landscape

Enmanuel is not a novelty in the sport of basketball or just a flavor of the month’s viral moment; he can actually play basketball, and that is what Lattimore’s story has in common with so many other exceptional athletes with challenges.

Another former high school and collegiate wrestler that’s a congenital amputee, Nick Newell, is an example of a professional transition from wrestling to mixed martial arts.

To find out more about the amazing journey of legless champion wrestler Adonis Lattimore, click here.

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