Updated: Thursday, 23 Aug 2012, 7:02 AM EDT
Published : Thursday, 23 Aug 2012, 6:53 AM EDT
DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN/KCCI) - An archer without arms is setting his sights on gold. Matt Stutzman, of Iowa, headed to London Wednesday to compete in the Paralympic Games.
"Matt never knew he was handicapped because he was born without arms, so from the get-go, he thought he could do what everybody else could," said his cousin Glenda Yoder.
"There's three parts of my face I need the strings to touch at all times. My nose, the corner of my mouth and on the bottom of my chin," said Stutzman. "I move my jaw a little bit like so and it shoots the bow."
His ability to hit the target so precisely caused jaws to drop, securing him a spot on America's team.
"I do. I've been thinking about it all the time in my mental training. And, don't hold me to it, but in my head, I see the gold medal match where I win 7 to 1. I don't know. I can't get it out of my head," said Stutzman.
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