Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius is a South African Paralympic runner. Known as the 'Blade Runner,' Pistorius is the double amputee world record holder in the 100, 200 and 400 metres events and runs with the aid of carbon fibre transtibial artificial limbs. His artificial lower legs, while enabling him to compete, have also generated claims that he has an unfair advantage over other runners.

Last week, at the Roma Golden League Games, he ran the 400 m. with able bodied athletes. He was last till the final stretch but finished in second place.

1 comment(s):

Anonymous said...

Anyone that thinks he is cheating is welcome to amputate their legs and get a pair of those.