Motivation Monday: This Incredible Recovery Proves Anything is Possible

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We are about a year removed from the last Summer Olympic Games, held in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. You may remember the horrifying story of French gymnast Samir Ait Said’s broken leg sustained during the Games last year. During a qualifying competition in men’s gymnastics, Ait Said snapped both the tibia and the fibula in his left leg, removing him from contention in dramatic and very painful fashion.

Fast forward to last week, 286 days later, when Ait Said was successfully able to land his first front flip and double somersault. Ait Said says his goal is to make his return to Olympic competition in Tokyo in 2020 and, if his recovery thus far is any indication, he’s well on his way.

Watch the incredible recovery journey and get inspired to overcome whatever obstacles life throws your way:

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