Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius steals spotlight with Olympic debut

Sat, 04 Aug 2012 07:56:24 -0700 Oscar Pistorius became the first amputee ever to compete in track and field at the Olympics. http://sports.yahoo.com/news/olympics–oscar-pistorius-steals-spotlight-with-olympic-debut.html

Oscar Pistorius redefining perceptions by competing in Olympics

Sat, 04 Aug 2012 18:25:02 -0700 When Oscar Pistorius stepped onto the Olympic Stadium track in his carbon-fiber, silicon-sleeved Flex-Foot Cheetahs he made his own giant leap for mankind. http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/08/04/2933054/oscar-pistorius-redefining-perceptions.html

Oscar Pistorius achieves Olympic dream, advances to 400-meter semifinal

Sat, 04 Aug 2012 07:36:26 -0700 Scientists might not yet be able to agree on whether Oscar Pistorius should be allowed to compete in the Olympics, but it is undeniable that when he did on Saturday morning, it became an indelible moment in history of the Games. http://news.yahoo.com/oscar-pistorius-achieves-olympic-dream-advances-400-meter-143626397.html

Oscar Pistorius Makes Olympics History, Reaches Men's 400-Meter …

LONDON — It began with a smile at the starting line. Moments later, Oscar Pistorius took off and the click-click-clicking of carbon on the track was all but drowned out by the 80000 fans on hand to watch him make history … http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/04/oscar-pistorius-olympics-qualifying-time-heat_n_1740701.html

Oscar Pistorius Has No Legs and Still Runs Faster Than You Do

Oscar "Blade Runner" Pistorius made Olympics history today as the first double amputee runner to compete. He also advanced to the semifinals, so take that, two-legged runners. http://gawker.com/5931849/oscar-pistorius-has-no-legs-and-still-runs-faster-than-you-do

Oscar Pistorius' Olympic Debut Spurs Discussion On Sports And …

While the character and work ethic of South African track star Oscar Pistorius are widely hailed there are mixed opinions about whether he should have been cleared to participate in the London Olympics. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/03/oscar-pistorius-olympics_n_1739962.html

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10 Responses to Oscar Pistorius

  • Anonymous says:

    Why Legs Without Fibulas Are Amputated? I read that Oscar Pistorius was born without fibulas in his legs and that’s why they were amputated. My question is why? So what if you don’t have bones in your legs?

  • What Is The Best Olympic Moment So Far? In your opinion.

    Mine:
    400 m men’s just a few moments ago when double amputee Oscar Pistorius of South Africa qualified for the semi-finals. He was competing against able-bodied runners!!!
    Rookie Ladecky of USA took off and won Gold in women’s 800 m in swimming last night… I thought that was a great moment too, since the commentators were all saying how it was a bad idea to go so fast paced at the first half of this swim, but this girl took off like a bullet and didn’t slow down!
    The Black Goat – TDing other answers will not get you BA. Sorry that there’s a loser amongst us everyone. I have given everyone but The Balck Goat a Thumbs up, for you, a TD my friend.

  • Anonymous says:

    Why Is Oscar Pistorius Allowed To Compete In The Olympics If He Is Disabled? Surely if he has no legs, then he should only be able to compete in the Paralympics, so why is he allowed to run in the Olympics with able bodied athletes? I’m just curious, not having a go at him or anything. Thanks 🙂

    • Curator says:

      Because even though he has disability he has those replacement legs/mechanical legs right? He doesn’t have a mental disability. So the fake legs work just like real legs so it would be a really big disadvantage if he was in the paralympics considering he can use his legs fine

  • Frifru says:

    Paddler Participating In Both Olympics And Paraolympics 2012? Name the paddler who along with Oscar Pistorius will be participating in both olympics and paraolympics this year
    please answer very fast

  • Bruce says:

    If A Baby Is Born Without Fibulas In Both Legs, Is There Something Remiss In His Creator? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Pistorius
    Parallel case in John 9: As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

    3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.”

    • Curator says:

      That is tragic, no doubt about it. We all are affected by sin and our sin natures. I know that may sound harsh, but the fact that some of us are born healthy is evidence of God’s grace and mercy.

      After Jesus comes, all things will be restored. There is hope!

  • Toosh says:

    What I Want To Know Is Why Can’t This Guy Oscar Pistorius, Run With Normal Running Shows? Could anyone run with the type of blades he uses. I know they fi him differently because he is missing his legs under the knee but couldn’t people find some way to make themselves go quicker and the just use them

    • Curator says:

      The IAAF and IOC have given an exception to him, due to political pressure.
      In fact, he has not met the standards to run the 400, but will be allowed to compete.
      There are strict rules on assistance, for athletes using devices, or even gloves.
      He is not going to win a medal, except perhaps by running on the 4×400 relay, and in the future we will have to see how the IAAF and IOC respond to other athletes asking for exceptions to the rules to accommodate their disabilities.

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