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Pistorius disgusts me. He disgusted me during the London Olympics and even moreso now. The courts took pity on him and let him compete in London. He should never had been there.
Fake legs = no weight, no muscle fatigue, bouncy legs. An obvious advantage over able-bodies.
If this guy set a WR at the Olympics, nobody would take it seriously. Would you take it seriously if he put on extra bouncy legs to do the high jump? Regardless of the event, prosthetics have no place in the Olympics.
He's not very inspirational at all. He's sunk to new lows, using the same arguments that critics had about him, to take away from the guy that kicked his butt. Pistorius is a selfish guy. "Oh, woe is me. My life is so hard. I should have won because his legs were longer than mine".
Had he stopped a second to think about what he was about to say, he probably would have lacked the ability to reflect on how ironic and stupid his comment would have sounded to everyone.
The reason why he gets away with this is because he's a strong athlete. Just not a very sportsman-like one. His performance has attracted a lot of attention towards Paraolympics, so the organizers give him some freedom to express his views that may run counter to the Paraolympic committee.
Great athlete. Selfish sore loser.
I can only think of 2, both South Africans.
Natalie Du Toit competed in the 10k open water swim in Beijing and finished 16th (largely due to losing touch with the pack early in the race by swimming into one of the buoys marking the course), then she went on to win (I think) 5 golds in the Paralympics.
Oscar Pistorius is the current Paralympic champion in the T44 100m, 200m and 400m in athletics and has been selected to run in the 400m and the 4x400m relay in the Olympics. He was part of the silver medal winning South African 4x400m team in the 2011 World Championships. He has to run the opening leg of the relay as that's the only one run fully in lanes so there's no danger of his prosthetics injuring another competitor.
In regards to "bobmans" response. Here is my response to you....your a dick....