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Meet Team USA: Matt Stutzman


Age: 33
Hometown: Kalona, IA
Sport: Archery

In October 2009, Stutzman, who was born without arms, was unemployed. He decided the cheapest way to feed his family would be to bow-hunt deer. Stutzman began intensely studying archery videos on YouTube, imagining his right leg and shoulder as the archer's arms. Within two weeks he could hit an apple from 20 yards. By early 2011, he had won his first competition. The next year, he won a silver medal at the London Paralympics. Last December, he set a Guinness World Record by hitting a target from 310 yards. Says Stutzman, "Everything has just been a whirlwind."

Photo: Simon Bruty