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Double-Amputee on Cheetah Blades Fails to Qualify For the Olympics

Double-Amputee on Cheetah Blades Fails to Qualify For the Olympics

Oscar Pistorius, double-amputee with carbon-fibre “cheetah” blades failed to qualify for the Olympics. He just missed the needed time in the 400 meter of 45.55 seconds, though it should be noted he posted a new personal best of 46.25. [New Scientist Tech, via Engadget]

Sprinter With Two Carbon-Fiber Feet Gets Olympics Thumbs-Up

Sprinter With Two Carbon-Fiber Feet Gets Olympics Thumbs-Up

Oscar Pistorius is a sprinter with a difference: he runs on two artificial lower legs and feet fast enough that he may qualify for the Olympics. And that’s something he can now attempt, given that the Court of Arbitration for Sport has just overturned a ruling by the International Association…