Injury

Get Default: Valentin Dikul

This is Valentin Dikul (b. 1948), Russian circus weightlifter. When he was 14, safety equipment gave way and he fell 13 meters down on the arena, breaking his spine. Dikul was doomed for a cheerless life in a wheelchair.

Amputation in fiction: Captain Hook

Peter Pan is a great… I guess we can call it franchise. It’s vivid, interesting and appealing to both children and adults. Much like modern Shrek. Shrek, by the way, has a cameo of the play villain, Captain Hook, in second installment of the series.