Oscar Pistorius: First Amputee Track Athlete to Attend Olympics
Amazing it is to see some people win athletic competitions because of their talents, thorough practice, and determination. However, isn’t it more amazing and inspiring to see a physically disabled person striving very hard to perform and play just like how other athletes do? Learn from this story!
The double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius is set to become the first amputee track athlete to compete at the Olympic Games. He was so happy that he is going to London Olympics along with the rest of the athletes after he was chosen for South Africa’s 1,600-meter relay team. South Africa’s Olympic committee picked him on Wednesday as one of the 13 athletes on the team initially selected last month. This is probably a great momentum in the history of the Olympics, to see an amputee athlete running for victory.
“Today is really one of the happiest days of my life! Will be in London 2012 for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games!” the multiple Paralympic champion said on Twitter. “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!”
All eyes are probably set on Pistorius when he finally sets his foot on London Olympics. And this is going to be one of the greatest moments in history of the Olympics with one amputee showing the world that everyone can become an athlete. He was selected alongside with Willem de Beer, Ofentse Mogawane and Shaun de Jager for the 4×400 race.
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