The Titanic Survivor Who Wasted No Time Becoming a Tennis Champion

Alvin Ward

The tale of Richard Norris Williams II might be the greatest sports story you’ve never heard of. In our video above, see how the promising tennis player went from almost losing his legs after surviving the Titanic disaster to becoming a U.S. tennis champion.

If that weren’t enough, Williams also saved a fellow passenger’s life on the Titanic and became a decorated war hero during WWI. Needless to say, he was good under pressure.

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