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8 y/o gymnast born without legs scores a perfect 10 in overcoming obstacles04:38

8 y/o gymnast born without legs scores a perfect 10 in overcoming obstacles

United States, Zanesville
July 15, 2020 at 14:39 GMT -00:00 · Published

8-year-old Paige Calendine was born without legs, but has never seen it as a disability or an obstacle to her true passion of gymnastics.

The young athlete has been in sports since she was 18 months old, and now works with the Zanesville Gymnastics team in the city of Zanesville, Ohio, under her coach, Esther Weibel.

Footage shows Paige and her coach during a training session at the gymnastics centre.

Paige has never let her disabilities to get in her way, and has always worked hard to advance as an athlete. However, according to the gymnast, there is also space for some fun.

"So sometimes we have to do like really hard work and strength but it's also fun, like real fun, like we get the job in a pit and stuff, it's fun," she said after her training in Zanesville on Tuesday.

Paige added that she would love to start competing again as soon as possible. "Gymnastics is one of my things that I should keep with me for a very long time and keep coming and get back to [the] schedule and compete again," she explained.

8 y/o gymnast born without legs scores a perfect 10 in overcoming obstacles04:38
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8-year-old Paige Calendine was born without legs, but has never seen it as a disability or an obstacle to her true passion of gymnastics.

The young athlete has been in sports since she was 18 months old, and now works with the Zanesville Gymnastics team in the city of Zanesville, Ohio, under her coach, Esther Weibel.

Footage shows Paige and her coach during a training session at the gymnastics centre.

Paige has never let her disabilities to get in her way, and has always worked hard to advance as an athlete. However, according to the gymnast, there is also space for some fun.

"So sometimes we have to do like really hard work and strength but it's also fun, like real fun, like we get the job in a pit and stuff, it's fun," she said after her training in Zanesville on Tuesday.

Paige added that she would love to start competing again as soon as possible. "Gymnastics is one of my things that I should keep with me for a very long time and keep coming and get back to [the] schedule and compete again," she explained.

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