'Fastest man on two hands' smashes two more Guinness World Records
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The fastest man on hands has impressively just smashed two more world records.
Zion Clark, who was born without legs, has proved once again that he’s a force to be reckoned with.
The 24-year-old motivational speaker has just added to his Guinness Book of Record titles after achieving the highest box jump on hands and most diamond push-ups in three minutes at the Los Angeles gym The Dogpound.
Despite already breaking the record for the fastest 20-metre sprint on hands, the athlete smashed the highest box jump record after leaping 30 inches, beating the record of 24 inches.
However, when he was asked if he could jump higher, Clark even broke his previous record by jumping to 33 inches in his next attempt.
But the sportsman wasn’t done there, as he then proceeded to complete 248 diamond push-ups in under three minutes.
Bearing the tattoo ‘NO EXCUSES’, it’s clear the young athlete lives by these words.
While Clark isn’t one to turn away from a challenge, he admitted to Guinness World Records that the diamond push-ups had tested him.
However, he ultimately pushed through, realising it was a case of ‘mind over matter’.
"Doing these push ups, you cap 100, 150, 200, that is when real pain sets in [and] one of two things is going to happen, you are going to fold and stop, or you are going to say screw it and keep pushing until you achieve that goal," said Zion.
Clark, who suffers from caudal regression syndrome resulting in him having no legs, grew up in foster care.
He says he was mercilessly bullied during this time.
"I grew up in the foster care system for the first 17 years of my life, and in that there’s a lot of pain and a lot of abuse," he said.
"In turn it made my life really rough. I didn’t get adopted until I was almost homeless. That’s what it took for me to be adopted was being almost put out in the street.”
However, once his adoptive mum enrolled him in sports, Clark revealed that he finally found his ‘purpose’ in life.
He said: “A lot of people passed me by and wrote me off as a problem child, and she took a chance on me and gave me the stability I needed so I could focus on my athletics."
Given his appetite for success, we feel this won’t be the last record Clark breaks.