Simon Bruty for SI

ATHLETE: Chuck Aoki CATEGORY: Team SUBCATEGORY: Wheelchair Rugby DESKTOP_ID: 5021841352001 MOBILE_ID: 5021841351001

July 25, 2014

Aoki was born with a rare genetic condition called hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathies type II, which results in him not having feeling in his body below the knees and elbows. He played wheelchair basketball for a period of time before dedicating himself to wheelchair rugby after watching the movie “Murderball.” He earned a bronze medal at the Paralympics in London and returns to Rio in search of gold.

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