In 2006, James Spurgin was involved in a motorcycle accident that left him without the use of his right arm. After learning to live with one functioning arm, he eventually took up the sport of powerlifting. Now nicknamed The One Armed Bandit, James is putting up some tremendous numbers with just one arm.
Footage from a recent meet can be seen below. To label this story incredible would be an understatement.
Following his accident, I’m guessing that there wasn’t a person in the world who would have suggested for James to become a powerlifter. Fortunately, he made up his own mind and has been on a mission ever since. Odds are just odds, there is always a chance to beat them. James has done just that.
“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” – Mary Engelbreit