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After accident, Olympian Jamie Nieto walks at his wedding

Jamie Nieto marries Jamaican hurdler, Shevon Stoddart

Two-time Olympian Jamie Nieto walks at his wedding after suffering a spinal cord injury in 2016.

After two-time Olympic high jumper Jamie Nieto suffered a spinal cord injury while attempting a standing back flip in April 2016, he decided to set a goal for himself. Nietro was determined to walk down the aisle at his own wedding.

On Saturday, July 22, 2017, Nieto walked to the altar in front of everyone gathered at Christ Temple Apostolic Church in east San Diego – something his doctors said might not be possible.

Nieto, with some assistance, entered the church where he then married his bride, Jamaican hurdler Shevon Stoddart, exactly how he set out to – on his feet.

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Jamie Nieto marries Jamaican hurdler, Shevon Stoddart

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Jamie Nieto marries Jamaican hurdler, Shevon Stoddart

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Jamie Nieto marries Jamaican hurdler, Shevon Stoddart

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Jamie Nieto marries Jamaican hurdler, Shevon Stoddart

Images courtesy of Ramon Galindo/NBC San Diego

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