The following athletes that you’re about to read about have endured the unthinkable and the tragic. Some were shot, hit by a bus, banned from the sport, maimed, scorched, stabbed, and suffered from cancer. And yes, you did read of that correctly, and no nothing we wrote was fiction. There were many who believed that these athletes were done for good, in fact doctors said they would never come back to their respective sports but these 18 athletes did the impossible, not only did they come back but they dominated the sport better then ever.
Since Bethany was 8 years old, surfing was all she ever wanted to do so she entered in competitions, placing first in many. In 2003, when she was just 13, she was attacked by a tiger shark in the water, severing her left arm just below the shoulder. Despite the trauma of the attack and losing her arm, Hamilton was determined to get back to surfing, and just one month after the attack, she was back in the water. Since then, she has competed in numerous competitions, again usually placing first. Greg Lemond