Rudy Garcia-Tolson set his first goal at age eight when he declared he’d go to the 2004 Paralympic Games for swimming. Not only did the double amputee compete, he won gold and has been inspiring people ever since. Now, Rudy wants Americans to help inspire Team USA this summer in Rio.
He’s joined forces with Citi and the message he is sending is about hope and inspiration.
As part of its support of Team USA, Citi is debuting Stand for Progress, a program that explores how all of us – from world-class athletes to everyday Americans – define progress, set goals and overcome obstacles. All the goals set by the public leading up to Rio will be gathered and shared at Team USA House to inspire America’s elite athletes. Garcia-Tolson talks about his journey, his competing in the Ironman Triathlon and technology.