Known as the "fastest man with no legs," Oscar Pistorius has his sights on moving from the Paralympics to the 2012 London Olympic games. Due to a congenital condition, Pistorius had both lower legs amputated when he was a child and had them replaced with carbon-fiber blade prosthetics, giving him his other nickname "Blade Runner."Pistorius, who runs for South Africa, dominated the Paralympic field, so this year, he entered in the IAAF World Championships against regular two-footed competitors...Read Full Story
Oscar Pistorius is an Olympic runner from South Africa. He also happens to be a double amputee! CNN recently interviewed Oscar and ran a featured story about his inspiring effort to race in the Olympics.Pistorius is fast. He ran the 400 meters in a time of 45.07 seconds this July. For context, that's only two seconds slower than Michael Johnson's 1999 world record."I think next year's going to be quite a big year, as far as demand on my performances... I feel that the condition I'm in and...Read Full Story
It's been a long hard road for double-amputee Oscar Postorius, but in the end, a split second decided his fater as he failed to make the South African team.Many complained that 21-year-old Pistorius had an unfair advantage in the Olympics. With two blade like prosthetic devices attached to his legs, some thought he had an edge on other able-bodied runners.But the negativity aside, the runner took the fight to court, winning his chance to fight for his spot on the Olympic team. Unfortunately...Read Full Story
Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee 400m sprinter, has won his bid to compete in the 2008 Olympic games – if he qualifies. His best in the one lap dash is nearly a second off the required 45.55 sec for the ‘A’ standard. He was previously banned from participation by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), but won an appeal compliments of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Pistorius, a South African who was born without fibulae in both legs, has raised some interesting...Read Full Story
Oscar Pistorius is a South African 400m sprinter who has no legs below the knees. He runs (like, really fast) with specially designed prosthetic attachments.