Inspirational Video: Paraplegic Skier Josh Dueck Does a Backflip

| by Alex Groberman

If you’re someone who thinks that the sports world is too consumed with petty, inconsequential nonsense these days – you’d probably be right. But before you go and lose all hope, check out Josh Dueck's moving story.

Dueck, for those that don’t follow skiing, severed his spinal cord back in 2004. That particular accident left the prominent Canadian star fully paraplegic from the waist down. Game over, right? Wrong. Instead of quitting on himself or what he loved to do, Dueck adapted to his new situation in a way that few others could. Over the last eight years he’s slowly but surely developed into one of the best sit-skiers in the nation. That development ultimately culminated in one magical moment less than a week ago when he solidified his all-time greatness by hitting the world’s first ever backflip at Whistler-Blackcomb.

It’s a pretty amazing story any which way you want to look at it. Check it out:

(Kudos to Deadspin via BroBible for the find)

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