Oscar Pistorius first amputee to compete in World Championships

"Oscar Pistorius will become the first amputee athlete to compete at the able-bodied World Championships, after being named in South Africa's squad." [BBC]


  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. 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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