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.