He’s the first man to ever win a Paralympic gold medal in snowboarding, but Evan Strong wasn’t always an international competitor.
Back in 2004, just before his eighteenth brithday, Evan was knocked off his motorbike and like Kurt Yaeger, had his left leg amputated below the knee. He was hoping to be a pro skater.
Undeterred by injury, Evan went on to train as a para-snowboarder, quickly rising the ranks to join Team USA in World Cup comps around the globe.
When it comes to competing, the guy’s unstoppable. Aside from being a para-snowboard Paralympic champion, he skated in the 2007 Summer X Games Extremity event and won the mountain bike Livewire Classic in 2012.
Definitely not the kind of guy who lets physical obstacles get him down!