Prosthetic-limbed runner disqualified from 2008 Olympics

In 2008, Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee sprinter, has been denied a shot at the Olympics, for being too fast. Pistorius who uses carbon-fiber, prosthetic feet — was reviewed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (or IAAF), a review which found the combination of man and machine to be too much for its purely human competitors. According to the IAAF report...
Via Philly Sports Live
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Oscar Pistorius reportedly dating Russian supermodel Anastassia Khozissova

Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been a headline machine over the past few months as the London Olympics approach. Most of what has been written about the man they call “Blade Runner” centers around whether or not he has an unfair advantage against able-bodied runners because of his prosthetic legs. As it turns out, Pistorius is also a topic of discussion for the tabloids...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympic legend Michael Johnson thinks Oscar Pistorius’ prosthetic legs give him an advantage

Over the years, the topic of whether or not runners with prosthetic legs should be allowed to compete in the same Olympic events as able-bodied runners has gained a significant amount of steam. On one hand, you have athletes with amazing stories who have refused to let their disabilities stop them from achieving their goals. How can anyone stand in the way of someone who has managed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

'Blade Runner' dating supermodel

Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee who will compete for South Africa in the Olympics, is reportedly dating Russian supermodel Anastassia Khozissova.

Via The Other Paper
July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Oscar Pistorius finishes 4th in 400 in Belgium

South African double-amputee Oscar Pistorius finished fourth in a 400-meter race in Belgium on Saturday. Belgium's Jonathan Borlee won in 44.91 seconds. Pistorius crossed in 46.28, trailing American Manteo Mitchell and Australian Joel Milburn at the KBC Night of Athletics in Heusden-Zolder. This week, Pistorius was selected by South Africa to become the first amputee track...
Via Fox Sports
July 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Double Leg Amputee Oscar Pistorius Will Run 4X400 Relay, 400 in Olympics for South Africa

The man they call "Blade Runner" has been making history his whole track and field career. Now, he's set to top everything he's done before. Oscar Pistorius, the South African runner who is also a double below-knee amputee and runs on a pair of carbon fiber prostheses, was selected by his country's Olympic committee on Wednesday to run not only in the 4x400...
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July 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Double amputee makes Olympics

Double-amputee Oscar Pistorious has achieved his goal of making it into the Olympics. The South African will be heading to London.

Via The Victory Formation
July 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Amputee Pistorius to compete in 4x400

Double amputee Oscar Pistorius is going to the London Olympics after being selected for South Africa's 4x400 relay team. Pistorius is set to become the first amputee track athlete ever to compete at the Olympics. South Africa's Olympic committee picked him Wednesday. The selection eased Pistorius' disappointment at his failure to qualify in the individual 400 meters...
Via AP on Fox
July 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Double-amputee one race away from Olympics

Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee who has no legs, is one race away from becoming the first ever amputee to qualify for the Olympics.

Via The Jersey Chaser
April 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Pistorius withdraws from 400 at South Africa meet

Oscar Pistorius has withdrawn from Wednesday's 400-meter race at the South African disabled championships, ending a tough meet for the double-amputee Olympic hopeful. Agent Peet van Zyl says Pistorius was struggling with a blister on his leg which made it ''very uncomfortable'' to run, although the withdrawal was ''more precaution than anything else....
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2012  |  Discuss

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