Aigars Apinis has gained a worldwide fame by becoming the first Latvian Paralympic champion and winning three gold medals. With his international success, Aigars has achieved equal rights and attitude from the government towards athletes with disabilities. In 2012, Aigars was named the European Person of the Year in Latvia as an award for his vitality and energy.



The accomplishments of Aigars came through 14 years of hard work and persistence. In his story, Aigars shares his experience about maintaining the motivation to keep fighting and reach his goals even after finding himself in a seemingly hopeless situation. Aigars reminds us that life is a huge ocean of opportunities, and it would be a sin not to use any of them. Does Aigars have anything in common with Arnold Schwarzenegger? Find it out by listening to Aigars’ story.

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