04/10/2013 | by Sam Oetiker
The ‘Miserable Champion’, a tell-all documentary about the most multitalented action sports athlete in the world – Shaun Palmer, is now available to stream on Vimeo’s ‘Vimeo on Demand feature’
If someone were to make the bold claim that Shaun Palmer was the best action sports athlete of all time, you’d do well to hear out their reasoning. Palmer has dominated pretty much every sport he has tried his hand at including snowboarding, mountain biking, skiing and motocross.
Despite his snotty appearances and hellraiser attitude, Palmer attempted every sport he participated in with a burning desire to be the best, and had the athletic talent and skill to back it up.
It was high time someone attempted to make a documentary about such an iconic figure in action sports and Chainsaw productions did exactly that with their award winning ‘The Miserable Champion:
“From birth to the near fatal overdose to his comeback to make the 2006 Olympic Team. Palmer – ‘The Miserable Champion’ is an intense look at Shaun’s ups and downs, background of growing up with no father figure, evolution from rags to riches and his experiences with sex, drugs and rock-and-roll. Shaun’s story is like no other athlete’s in history. He has been at the top of Snowboarding, Mountain Biking, Skiing and Motocross. USA Today asks the question “Is This The World’s Greatest Athlete?”