Oscar Pistorius first amputee to compete in World Championships


4 Responses to “Oscar Pistorius first amputee to compete in World Championships”

  1. For those like me who read this and thought “championships of …?”, it’s the 2011 World Championships in Athletics.  [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_World_Championships_in_Athletics]

    He’s runs track on carbon fiber legs and he’ll be competing in the 400m and 4x400m relay.

  2. Johannes Ney says:

    I don’t want to be a dick, but I think this might actually be an unfair advantage. Less energy loss per step and so on.

  3. Kimmo says:

    They haven’t thought this through…

    Dude with no legs is faster cause he’s got no legs? And he’s allowed to run against guys with legs?

    Reckon many Chinese runners will be sporting their own legs next Olympics, or carbon ones?

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