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There is nothing impossible! True and Inspiring story of Motivation! #MustRead - Leadership Secrets
His name is Karoly Tacacs. He was born in Budapest. He was working as sergeant in Hungary Military. He was very popular in Pistol Shooting. He had a great ambition of participating in Olympics and win a gold medal.
Even though he had great ranking in Pistol Shooting, he was unable to participate in 1936 Olympics due to the rule that Military Sergeants should not participate in the competition.
In 1940, this rule was relaxed. He started preparing to participate in 1940 Olympics in Tokyo.
In 1938, during one military practice session, he lost his right arm due to a bomb blast.
He was at hospital for a month. It was a real disaster for him. After a month, he gets discharged from hospital and from the military. After that, he was not to be seen for some time.
In 1939, at Hungary Pistol Shooting Championship, he visits the competition. All of his friends gets amazed to see him and very happy for him. Everybody wishes for him and friends get together again. All his friends shows their empathy for Karoly for loosing his hand and also thankful for him to come to the competition to wish them success. He said with conviction that,
I do not come here to wish you good luck but to compete with you and win the medal!
Everybody gets shocked how he can since he has no right hand. Then only they came to know from him that, he has been practising to shoot with left hand all along.
The completion happens. He competes with his left hand and wins the championship.
Olympic dream? Still ambition to winning Olympics is flaming in his heart.
He was determined to participate in 1940 Olympics.
Yet another block…. Yes…
Next is only 1948 Olympics
In 1938, he was only 28. Now in 1948, he was 38. There new and young competitors. Karoli never had a second thought. He continues his practice and hard work with full devotion.
1948 Olympics happens in London. Most popular champions of the world participates in the competition. He has only one hand. That too left hand… Karoly Takacs shoots with his left hand. In the competition, Most popular shooter in the world Carlos Enrique also participates. Carlos was number 1 at that time. People expects only Carlos to win. The competition ends…
The winner is….
The winner is announced. Yes the winner is Karoly Takacs. Karoly wins in Rapid Fire Pistol shooting with Gold..
Entire world looks upon him.
Not only that…
He participates in 1952 Olympics at Helsinki , Finland. He competes and again. . . He wins Gold.
He makes a record of winning 2 golds consequently in the Rapid Fire Pistol Shooting Competition.
After that, he participates in several competitions and wins .
Now tell me , do you feel is there anything impossible for you in life?