Remarkable story of double-amputee Olympian

Rick Moran
This is your feel good story for the day. A man born without fibulas in his legs resulting in them being amputated below the knee, has qualified for the South African Olympic team. LA Times: South Africa named Pistorius, 25, to the team as a competitor in the 400, making him the first amputee track athlete to compete in the Olympics. The multiple Paralympic champion announced on Twitter: "Will be in @London2012 for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games! Thank you to everyone that has made me the athlete I am! God, family and friends, my competitors and supporters! You have all had a hand!" Pistorius was born without a fibula in both legs, leading to the amputation of each leg halfway between the knee and ankle. He now has artificial limbs that are made of carbon fiber. The spring-like step in his stride was considered an unfair advantage of able-bodied athletes and in 2007 the governing body of track and field, the International Assn. of Athletics Federations, amended its...(Read Full Post)

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