Monday, August 6, 2012

Olympic moment

I am so impressed and amazed by Oscar Pistorius from South Africa, the 400m runner who uses prosthetic legs. His ability to compete at an Olympic level is nothing short of amazing. When he qualified for the semi final the other day I felt proud for all disabled people everywhere - and for all people, disabled or not because it was a huge step forward for humanity.

He didn't make the finals, but he certainly made the Olympics for me. Then the icing on the cake came at the end of the race - in which Oscar finished last - when the winner of that heat, Kirani James of Grenada, asked to change bibs with him.  This was an excellent moment in sportsmanship.

Now I'm rooting for Kirani James to win the Gold

check it out on this video. Oscars interview at the end is also great.

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