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Linda Kage
Linda Kage • 1 year ago

Oscar Pistorius is going to the Olympics: Oscar Pistorius has been selected to run in both the individual 400 metres and the 4×400-metre relay at the London Olympics and is set to become the first amputee track athlete to compete at any games.In a surprising last-minute decision Wednesday, South Africa’s Olympic committee and national track federation cleared the double amputee to run in his individual event.

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Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius who will compete in the upcoming London Games is making waves. Why? Pistorius is the first Olympic runner ever to compete without his own two legs. He is a double amputee. Pistorius was only 11 months old when he lost his legs due to a genetic issue with his legs. You might think that a physical disability like that would keep Pistorius from feeling like he can achieve great things. Not Pistorius.

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    This is an article my daughter Rachel Joubert wrote about the 2012 Olympics. Enjoy!

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