Para-athlete Sam Schaefer smashes world records at Highland Games

Sam Schaefer, a 33-year-old amputee from St. Louis, Missouri, has defied all odds by becoming a record-breaking athlete in the Highland Games.

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Bagging 5 world records

Sam’s performance at the Highland Games was nothing short of incredible. He broke the world record in five events, including the light weight for distance, weight over bar, sheaf toss, heavy hammer, and light hammer. His biggest accomplishment of the day, however, was beating his former best light hammer throw before his amputation. Sam now throws hammers farther as an amputee than he ever did as an able-bodied athlete. And he did it all on his Levitate running blade.

But it wasn’t just about breaking records for Sam.

“I also had the opportunity to talk to a fellow amputee who didn’t think something like this was possible for someone in their situation. I think that the fact that someone like me just shows up proves that anything is possible with the right mindset. Hopefully that serves as an inspiration to others.”

We think that Sam Schaefer’s story is a remarkable example of perseverance and resilience in the face of adversity. Despite his challenges, he refused to let them hold him back and instead went on to break records and prove the world wrong. His achievements serve as an inspiration and a testament to the human spirit’s incredible capacity to overcome obstacles.