I originally posted this video over two years ago, but right now a lot of sports blogs do this thing where they take videos that have been around for ages and present them like they’re brand new (see here and here), so I figured it’s worth revisiting the story of Aaron Fotheringham, especially considering the Sun U.K. is just getting around to realizing he exists.
Fotheringham, 16, was born with spinal bifida, which has kept him in a wheelchair almost his entire life. But that hasn’t stopped him from inventing “hardcore sitting,” the only exxxtreme sport designed specifically for the disabled. The first person to ever do a back flip in a wheel chair (intentionally, anyway), he can now do six in a row.
Pretty badass. “Oh no, Aaron! Stairs without a wheelchair ramp!” “That’s okay, I’ll just do a rail slide down.”