Inspiration! Kiana Clay #23

in #motocross4 years ago

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So it's the time of year where we sit back and set all our goals for the next year. We, here in the UK, call them new years resolutions. Most people seem them as a joke as 99% of them will fall by the side and never ever be filled but i thought i would post something today that i hope will change that.

Kiana Clay

Now if you need some inspiration and motivation that, no matter what life doesn't have to be the way you are told, is this girl! At the age of 12 she was an aspiring female motocross rider getting out there and getting muddy. Most girls would be frowned on for this, i mean imagine not playing with dolls and instead wanting to play in the mud and ride motorbikes!

She was racing at Freestone County Raceway and practicing for the upcoming Womans Cup which was the following week. unfortunately, during practice she had a crash on the back face of the Finnish jump and was landed on by another rider. This left her with a broken neck amongst lesser injuries but this resulted in her losing the use of her right arm... :(

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Three months after this tragic accident, which was already enough to bring most people down, she and her father were hit by a drunk driver which made her already bad concussion even worse...

Seven years later she started to think about riding bikes again, no mean feat for someone who only has use of one arm! Some of her friends helped her to modify a bike so that she would mount the throttle on the left side and twist it forwards to accelerate. She got the hang of this and moved up to a CRF 150R 4-Stroke, which she still rides today!

After a full year on the bike she was already carving history as the first adaptive female rider to qualify for the Area Qualifiers at Loretta Lynn National! Her plans don't stop there though! She plans to qualify for the full event next and then become the first woman to race in the Adaptive Championship series. Not happy with stopping there she wants to enter the Extremity Games and Race of Heroes! wow!

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So you think her plans would stop there... NO :) She will be competing in all her local area qualifiers and local races and she is training day in, day out to make it happen!

Steemers... How big do your 2018 plans sound now?

Perseverance - The Story of Kiana Clay


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Excellent story, good luck Kiana

Nice one @blow :)

fantastic video thanks for sharing this post

thanks for sharing the story of kiana clay.love to this video...upvoted
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Nice one @robert31 :) always happy to have you here :)

Very nice post

Story behind story!

Mate... strong story! Nice one @jerge :)

Excellent motocross riding. I like this. Following you and upvoted. Thanks for sharing the post

Nice one pariza :)

thanks for sharing :)

Always a pleasure @mhmtdr0 :)

wow ! wonderful motocross ride .i like the story of Kiana Clay.thanks for sharing.
upvoted // resteem

Complete legend @steem-ripon! :)

Good rider.. wonder woman

Amazing woman! @zulfan88

Very nice.. preety and dangerous

Really this is a good story, I like factorysteemit.

wow. very remarkable Kiana Clay, she is indeed a powerful and brave motocross racer.
good postings and great videos. :)

Wow wonderful post
Thanks @b0y2k
Have a nice day

great post & amazing video... @boy2k
good luck kiana clay...
I'm comer to this platform plz support me to success in this platform ... thank u

Thank you @wasu :)

its really true inspiration, think about her, her passion and sturnborn to the focus, whatever she placed in race or not, i salute her..

Amazing woman!!!! Legend @sheikh27!

Wow great information

que belleza! demuestra mucho esfuerzo y dedicación

Kiana Clay super cross woman player. Awesome news.

Wow....lady rider...She has awesome skills for motor cross. I see from video.

Real inspiration post. Currently women accepted any challenge. Unbelievable.

What stunning girl just amazing :0
Nominated you for #sevendaybnwchallenge
you can join if you wish :)

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