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Jamie Nieto, Shevon Stoddart
Two-time Olympic jumper Jamie Nieto, right, who was paralyzed from neck down 15 months ago after a spinal cord injury, and his bride Shevon Stoddart, a Jamaican hurdler, walk out of a church after their wedding ceremony Saturday, July 22, 2017, in El Cajon, Calif. Step by halting step, Nieto made good on his vow to walk his new wife down the aisle of the church and out the door to a waiting limousine. It was roughly 130 steps, with a stop about halfway down the aisle for a kiss to appease the photographers. No cane, no walker, just his right arm holding onto his wife's left arm. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Paralyzed former Olympic high jumper, Jamie Neito, walked wife down the aisle


Two-time Olympic high jumper Jamie Nieto, who was paralyzed last year from a spinal cord injury, walked his wife, Shevon Stoddart, down the aisle at their wedding on Saturday.

"It's a monumental day, so I think I need to do monumental things," Nieto told ESPN prior to the wedding ceremony in San Diego. "I'm definitely blessed and super happy to be here. I've worked really hard to get to this point, and I think it's just the first step to many more in my recovery."

Since July, the 40-year-old has made it his personal goal to walk his wife, Jamaican hurdler Shevon Stoddart down the aisle. The Olympic star took approximately 130 steps while holding Shevons's hand without any assistance. The athlete posted a picture of him and his wife on Instagram and wrote "One of the greatest days of my life!"

Neito was injured in April 2016 when he attempted to do his signature back flip move and fell on his head.

The athlete was rushed to the hospital and was unable to move his arms and legs. Six months after the accident Nieto proposed to Stoddart. Nieto's successful walk down the aisle is only the beginning, the the two-time Olympian says he determined to make a full recovery.

"I'm going to walk again, I'm going to run again, I have the fight of an Olympian," Nieto told the Los Angeles Times.

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