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.