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Oscar Pistorius

Post by Verbal » Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:57 pm

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Will be interesting to watch this, double amputee Pistorius racing in a world class able bodied 400m tonight. Personally it all seems a bit gimmicky, especially considering he hasn't broken 46 seconds.
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Post by communistworkethic » Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:25 pm

but he was 2nd in his national championships.

It's all down to whther or not his "equipment" gives him and advantage over the position if he were able bodied. From little I know of these, I'm leaning towards the fact that they do. And if the IAAF ratify their use then realisticly they should never be allowed to be developed further, therefore leaving it purely down to athleletes to improve through training.
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Post by jmjhb » Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:33 pm

Good luck to him

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Post by Verbal » Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:46 pm

communistworkethic wrote:but he was 2nd in his national championships.

It's all down to whther or not his "equipment" gives him and advantage over the position if he were able bodied. From little I know of these, I'm leaning towards the fact that they do. And if the IAAF ratify their use then realisticly they should never be allowed to be developed further, therefore leaving it purely down to athleletes to improve through training.
I know, but he is in a field with people running 44 seconds regularly - Pistorius is a good 2 seconds slower than that, so although he may compete nationally he will probably finish last tonight. In terms of his equipment, I'd have to agree with you that development of the artificial legs should be stopped at a certain stage, set a precedent so to speak.
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Post by bobo the clown » Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:49 pm

This is total & utter bollox.

Great respect to someone with such a tough break making good ... but his "legs" are engineered & therefore their capability can be altered by means other than his own, undoubted, ability, fitness & determination.

No way should he be able to compete against able-bodied atheletes.
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Post by fatshaft » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:07 am

bobo the clown wrote:This is total & utter bollox.

Great respect to someone with such a tough break making good ... but his "legs" are engineered & therefore their capability can be altered by means other than his own, undoubted, ability, fitness & determination.

No way should he be able to compete against able-bodied atheletes.
I'm afraid I have to agree. For a start there is the weigt issue alone. Quite obviously he is carrying less weight below the knee than any able bodied runner, not to mention there has to be some sort of flex in those blades to give him extra spring.

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Post by Backgammon » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:37 am

It's a bit of a farce... I'm sure that he is very keen to compete against the able bodies athletes (at that level you want to compete with the best) but it's just not realistic.

I mean, what if he broke the able-bodied world record? Would the world say "wow, what an amazing athlete", or would they say it's because of his fancy legs...
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Re: Oscar Pistorius

Post by Annoyed Grunt » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:01 am

SSN reporting his girlfriend has been shot dead at his home.

He's being questioned about it.

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Re: Oscar Pistorius

Post by clapton is god » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:29 am

Not got a leg to stand on!



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Annoyed Grunt wrote:SSN reporting his girlfriend has been shot dead at his home.

He's being questioned about it.
Really? or is there a subtle joke embedded that I haven't spotted?
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Re: Oscar Pistorius

Post by 89bwfc89 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:04 am

Really, he thought she was an intruder apparently!

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Post by ohjimmyjimmy » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:06 am

So is he going to enter the rifle shooting in the next olympics too?

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Post by Little Green Man » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:11 am

Good job he hadn't married her as all the newspapers would now be calling him The Bridegunner.

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Re: Oscar Pistorius

Post by Beefheart » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:13 am

To be fair, I heard he'd been drinking a lot. Absolutely legless.

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Re: Oscar Pistorius

Post by Annoyed Grunt » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:39 am

Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Annoyed Grunt wrote:SSN reporting his girlfriend has been shot dead at his home.

He's being questioned about it.
Really? or is there a subtle joke embedded that I haven't spotted?
Really.

As others have mentioned.....thought she was a burglar.

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Re: Oscar Pistorius

Post by ohjimmyjimmy » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:43 am

Thats why he shot her three times...

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Re: Oscar Pistorius

Post by superjohnmcginlay » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:44 am

Annoyed Grunt wrote:
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Annoyed Grunt wrote:SSN reporting his girlfriend has been shot dead at his home.

He's being questioned about it.
Really? or is there a subtle joke embedded that I haven't spotted?
Really.

As others have mentioned.....thought she was a burglar.
Aye alright. Bet they've never heard that before.

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Re: Oscar Pistorius

Post by bobo the clown » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:46 am

Is he on the run ?
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Re: Oscar Pistorius

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:48 am

bobo the clown wrote:Is he on the run ?
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