The extraordinary diving abilities of a young kid from Arizona who is just 14 years old are demonstrating that “anyone can do anything.”
Zeke Sanchez is shown in a video that has gone viral on TikTok putting his arms up before doing a fantastic reverse somersault. The technique is then immediately followed with a clean tuck and a complete twist while in mid-air.
The diving videos that Zeke posts are also shared on Instagram, where he has garnered a great deal of praise from other users of the internet. He said to the Guardian that it was “really unbelievable.”
“Because I believe that everyone can do whatever they set their mind to, it makes me incredibly glad to see the positive replies”.
Back in 2018, Zeke uploaded a video on Instagram showing his failed effort to dive, and it ended up receiving more than 180,000 views. A sports website took it up, but they didn’t include Zeke in the article at all.
The young man believed it would be nice to become known once again, so he began uploading diving films once more on his YouTube channel. This time, though, his efforts were rewarded with success.
His father, Freddie Sanchez, is pleased that his son, Zeke, has been able to shatter preconceptions in the sport that he plays. He explained it like this: “People see these really small men or women doing these really great things.
I don’t believe that people anticipate seeing someone of a greater size carrying out such activities. However, Zeke has a great deal of bravery. The things that he accomplishes are not simple, and they require a great deal of work… ”
However, Zeke’s sudden rise to stardom did come with certain drawbacks. The unfavorable remarks that others would make about his physique served merely to motivate him to do better in the future.
“He is a strong guy and he is able to use that as motivation to keep going,” said Zeke’s mother, Anjanette Sanchez. “He is able to take something negative and turn it into something positive. He deserves a lot of credit for the way he carries himself”.
And now that his films are becoming popular all around the globe, he is hoping that diving coaches at collegiate levels will take note.