Police officers in China issued a warning to a motorcyclist for riding without arms. Officers stopped the motorcycle in Jimo, Shandong province, for being overloaded, but were taken aback when they saw the driver, according to the Qilu Evening Post. After an electric shock at the age of seven, Liu, now 27, lost both arms. His parents sent him to a local circus to learn skills when he was ten years old, and he taught himself to ride a motorcycle without arms from then on. Liu admitted that he had been riding his modified motorcycle without arms for ten years without a license. He claimed that his circus had closed down three years ago, and that he and two other disabled circus performers had been performing on the streets ever since. Because he didn’t have any money, the police decided not to fine him, but they did issue him a serious warning. Liu promised to never ride a motorcycle again. When Richland’s Mark Stutzman unzipped his bow case and started putting together his compound bow, it drew a lot of attention from the other shooters. Stutzman’s bow, case, and the equipment he needs to put them together are all standard, as are his arrows. What caught their eye was the fact that Stutzman, 28, was doing everything with his feet. Matt, who was born without arms and was adopted into a family of seven brothers and sisters, has never allowed his condition hold him back. He eats, drives (non-modified automobiles, including stick shifts), writes (more legibly than most individuals), and punches the keys on his phone faster than most people can with their fingers. When he was 16, he began to take archery seriously.
Shooting in larger competitions has required him to acclimate to the fact that he is being watched. His regular shooting position is sat on a chair with his right foot on the bow. He wears a sling across his right shoulder and uses a mechanical release. He uses his jaw to pull the trigger. When he competes in tournaments, he does not declare himself disabled. He fires the same as everyone else. He claims that his average scores are good enough to make the 2012 Olympic team.