Josefin Malmqvist

True dedication.

The fantastic story of Oscar Pistorius, who without legs, are up and running with the fastest men on earth. ”Now the fastest man on Earth with no legs has the chance to become part of Olympic history as the first disabled athlete to challenge able-bodied competitors for medals, if he can be selected for Beijing. Blade Runner could yet fulfil his dream.”

His story, according to timesonline:

In a relatively brief career, Pistorius has engaged experts and fans as one of the most charismatic emerging athletes. He has triumphed over the adversity of being born with no fibulas, which led to the amputations below the knee as a baby. By the age of 11 he was playing rugby for the Pretoria Boys’ High School as well as water polo, tennis and wrestling. It was not until 2004 that he took up running but he immediately made his impact, winning gold in the 200 metres sprint at the Paralympics in Athens.

A year later, he was competing against able-bodied athletes in South Africa. But his artificial legs were regarded with deep suspicion by the authorities, who questioned whether they gave him an advantage. The prosthetics, called the Cheetah Flex-Foot, were said to allow Pistorius to make longer strides and use less energy. The claims were vigorously denied and rejected by the Court in Lausanne.”

This makes you think that everything truly is possible. If a man without legs can run in the Olympics, there are no longer any hinders to where our dreams can take us.