… South African sprint runner. Known as the “Blade Runner” and “the fastest man on no legs”, Pistorius, who has a double amputation, is the world record holder for class T44 in the 100, 200 and 400 metres events and runs with the aid of Cheetah Flex-Foot carbon fibre transtibial artificial limbs by Össur. He competes in T44 (single below knee amputees) events though he is actually classified in T43 (double below knee amputee).
On 4 August 2012 he became the first double leg amputee ever to participate in the Olympic Games when he entered the men’s 400 metres race. (from wikipedia.com)
I had heard of Oscar Pistorius before and was amazed by what he has done in his career. Kudos to the South African Olympic team for letting him be a member of the team and to run in two races at the Olympics. Everyone should live by his example of not giving up on your dreams.
This is from Twitter:
I’m looking forward to seeing what else in store for Oscar Pistorius.
Oscar Pistorius – A South African paralympic athlete.