08/22/2014 03:56 pm ET Updated Aug 28, 2014

These 6 Inspirational Athletes Show Us How To Beat The Odds

What if you fell in love with a sport, but there was a large obstacle in your path, threatening to prevent you from playing it? These athletes know exactly how that feels.

This video from YouTube Nation tells the stories of six young competitors who face a diverse array of challenges -- and how each of them thrives in overcoming them.

From the story of one young female basketball player breaking gender barriers in Iraq, to the story of the first one-armed MMA fighting champion, these athletes' narratives show us how to triumph over adversity.


  • Any Given Sunday
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Miracle
  • Independence Day
  • Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King
  • Might Ducks II
  • We Are Marshall
  • University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Coach Mark Hudspeth
  • Hoosiers
  • The Replacements
  • Rocky Balboa
  • Remember The Titans
  • Braveheart
  • Troy
  • Glory Road