USA Olympic legend Amy Van Dyken has a new sport — she’s a wheelchair crosFfit athlete — and she just came in 2nd place in the inaugural WheelWOD Open!!!
Amy racked up SIX gold medals during her incredible swimming career — scoring 4 medals at the 1996 Games and 2 more in 2000.
But, her life was changed forever in 2014 when she was paralyzed from the waist down in a freak ATV accident that severed her spinal cord.
Amy — ever the competitor — decided to get BACK into CrossFit after the accident … and now she’s become one of the premiere wheelchair athletes in the world.
In fact, the 46-year-old entered the 2019 WheelWOD Open in Canada earlier this month — and CRUSHED IT — finishing in the top 4 in every event … coming in 2nd place overall!!
Amy says she wasn’t exactly in the best place emotionally after her accident … but learning to do CrossFit from her chair has “given me my life back.”
She trains in Phoenix — spending 2 to 4 hours in the gym at a time — and says her competitive fire isn’t just relit … it’s burning out of control and she can’t wait for the next WheelWOD Open to take that #1 spot.
“Girlfriend doesn’t play to get 2nd. Girlfriend plays to WIN. Have you seen my collection of gold medals?!?!! I’m just sayin'”