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Wheelchair-Bound Superman Soars to Great Heights on ‘Australia’s Got Talent’

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Slade Sohmer

By Slade Sohmer on September 26, 2013

The title of show doesn’t lie: This dude’s got serious talent.

Paul Nunnari is a former Paralympic athlete who bills himself as “The Other Superman.” Clad in the iconic Man of Steel get-up, watch the wheelchair-bound Nunnari shimmy straight up a giant ribbon high above the stage using only his upper body to perform a spin routine that had every judge and audience member on the edge of their seats. Insane.

There’s probably a Christopher Reeve joke here, if you want to be a heartless jerk about it. We’re taking the day off from that role.

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Nunnari’s story is pretty amazing. More from News.com.au:

Nunnari was hit by a car at the age of 11 but he hasn’t let that accident stop him. He competed in wheelchair athletics events in three Paralympic Games – Atlanta, Sydney and Athens.
He won a silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Games in the men’s 4 x 100m relay T54 event.
Nunnari turned to the sky in November 2011 after seeing his sister Carmelina, an aerialist, in action.
Nunnari got inspired, saw a challenge and hired Carmelina’s coach Melise Avion to instruct him.

Want some more Superman goodness? Watch his highlight reel:

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