Thursday, 28 June 2012

Artificial Limbs-Oscar Pistorius-Olympic Games-Blade Runner

'Blade Runner' still subject of scientists' debate

(Reuters) - While South African athlete Oscar Pistorius attempts to become the first amputee runner to compete at the Olympic Games, scientists are still arguing whether his artificial limbs give him a critical advantage or not. Pistorius, born without fibulas and who had his lower legs amputated when a baby, uses carbon fibre prosthetic running blades and is hoping to qualify for the 400 metres at the Games. Pistorius beat the Olympic qualifying time of 45. ... read more..

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