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Bilateral Amputee Makes Controvercial Bid For Able-Bodied 2008 Olympics

 - Jul 23, 2007
References: businessweek & latimes
The sight of Oscar Pistorius zipping across a track is a bit mind blowing. Blade Runner is probably an apt nickname as it is both descriptive of his prosthetics and suggestive of the futuristic way he uses the prosthetic technology to propel himself. He holds the 100m, 200m and 400m world records at the Paralympics, placed seventh at a 400m mainstream race in England (he was disqualified for going outside his lane) and he is setting his sites on the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Some people are saying that technology gives him an unfair advantage against his able bodied opponents.