“Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius made history in the 2012 Games just by competing. While he did not medal, Pistorius advanced to the semifinals of the 400 meters and then ran with the South African team in the final of the 4x400 relay. ''This week has just been one of the biggest blessings," he said. Now, Pistorius moves on to the Paralympics, where he will defend his 100, 200 and 400 titles from Beijing and try for four gold medals.
4/13 I believe that Babakumuru resembles a Paralympic athlete. All Paralympic athletes have a disability, which people believe stopped them from ever doing anything. The athletes don't let this stop them, and go on to thrive. Babakumuru has the disability of coming from poverty. Yet, he does not let that rule over his life. He thrives among the whites and reaches his dreams.