30 Aug 2012

Oscar Pistorius flies the South African flag

The Paralympic games kicked off in earnest yesterday and although I have not seen the opening ceremony yet, I hear it was quite a spectacle.  Fittingly, Oscar Pistorius was chosen to be the flag bearer for the South African Paralympic team and I can't wait to see him in action and I have no doubt will pick up some medals.

He becomes the first amputee runner to compete at both the Olympics and the Paralympics.  There was a lot of controversy before the olympics started with some people asking if his prosthetic legs give him an unfair advantage.  Yeah, because a guy with prosthetic legs can have an advantage over able bodied athletes.

I think it's quite telling that there hasn't been any objection from the Paralympians over his participation.

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