ODESSA, Texas (KPEJ/KMID) – Zachary Carter, an adaptive athlete, is traveling to Thailand to represent the United States at the World Skills Sports Games. Carter was one of 22 athletes selected to represent the country in December.
At 19 years old, Carter is not only ready to represent his country at the games, but he will also represent Monahans. Carter is currently a student-athlete at the University of Alabama. He says he felt support from everywhere, from his parents to those at his school and those in his hometown.
“I put everything I had into this sport and I feel like it finally paid off. I’ve competed all over the country, but I’ve never competed against anyone outside of the United States, so it’s going to be a crazy experience.
As young as Carter is, he says he always wanted to be a role model to those who share his challenges. He explains that no matter what difficulties you face, that you can do anything that anyone else does, it just might look a little different.
The team leaves for Thailand at the end of November and will compete from December 1st to 9th.