PERTH, Australia (AP) — Devastated after again being targeted at school for his dwarfism, a sobbing Quaden Bayles repeatedly told his mother that he wanted to die.
LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — With its significant physical and mental challenges, wrestling is not a sport for the faint-hearted.
Nor, it would seem, is wrestling a sport for someone who stands just...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A proposed statewide ban on risky dwarf events - including dwarf tossing and potentially also wrestling - drew support at a public hearing Thursday along with questions about its breadth.
At least five people with dwarfism showed up to the hearing, with several telling the committee that "dwarf tossing" events — sometimes held as promotions at bars and strip clubs — contribute to a culture of mockery and bullying directed toward those with the condition.
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Most marathoners take 35,000 steps to reach the finish line. John Young needs 80,000.
The high school math teacher from Canada is part of a rare and spirited breed of athlete: those who've overcome the daunting challenges of dwarfism to conquer the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) distance.
Many endure not just the usual rigors of training but cruel taunts from onlookers — "Hey, check out the midget" — as they put in their miles.
Marathoner With Dwarfism Inspiring Others
MODIMOLLE, South Africa (AP) — A recent South African festival for people with dwarfism featured dancing, a tug-of-war contest, stand-up comedy, talks on health issues facing dwarves and a Mr. and Ms. Dwarf competition.
The event this past weekend in Modimolle town in Limpopo province drew dwarfs from around the country and was an opportunity to share experiences, and discuss challenges and ways to overcome them.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Embedded with a makeshift handle of lightly colored wood, the football rests between the players lined nose-to-nose, dripping with sweat. The heat from the artificial turf radiates, and for a fleeting moment, practice at Highland is peaceful.
"READY. SET. GO!" shouts coach Brody Benson as he simultaneously initiates the drill with one swoop of the stick.