Second Place - 2017 Sports Picture Story
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA - JULY 16: Johnny Quinn is embraced by friend Trayce Carr as they pray during a Sunday Service at Hope Community Church on July 16, 2017 in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Even though the doctors say I cant walk again, according to God, all things are possible, Quinn said. Things will be fine because hes got me and watching over me, I dont need to walk to live. Quinn, 40, of Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania had no visions of becoming a professional bodybuilder. In 1998, while working as an auto-mechanic, a nearly fatal motorcycle accident paralyzed him resulting in no motor function below his chest. Living by the Bible verse Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me he prevailed through dark times. It was in an issue of Flex Magazine where he learned about a novice wheelchair bodybuilding show. In 2010, he became the National Physique Committee Wheelchair Champion. Winning this annual amateur contest earned him an elite classification as only 1 of 23 professional wheelchair bodybuilders on the globe through the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) - the highest level of bodybuilding in the world. As a result, Quinn has traveled worldwide to compete on the most respected stages in more than 30 events as he chases the ultimate high of appearing on the Mr. Olympia stage - the Super Bowl of bodybuilding. Surviving a horrific accident, and forming a new identity in the process, he vows to himself and others to never give up.
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