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YoullLaughAboutItOneDay Fri 31-Aug-12 13:59:39

I have a question about Oscar Pistorius I am hoping someone can answer. All my Google search terms just return general articles and I am going a bit Paralympics crazy with all my background questions about the events, classifications and athletes so I am desperate to know!

He competes as T44 (single amputee) even though he is classified T43 (double amputee). Is this because the single amputee category is faster and more competitive?

Also, he had a big legal battle to compete in the Olympics over whether his carbon fibre legs gave him an advantage. Was there ever any similar controversy over him competing as T44?

YoullLaughAboutItOneDay Sun 02-Sep-12 21:14:06

Horses. Pah. You are not a patch on Oscar, interesting as you are. Get a move on Stadium!

mellen Sun 02-Sep-12 21:14:40

I dont think it is ever wrong to admire outstanding natural beauty grin

And here are some nice pictures. The man can make a raincoat look good. Maybe not quite as hard as breaking the 200m WR, but still an achievement grin

bisjaralympics Sun 02-Sep-12 21:14:53

heyannie grin

I'd be happy to help him steal his Paralympic duvet!

heyannie Sun 02-Sep-12 21:18:19

Great post bisjaralympics. I'm going to the athletics on Thursday and can't wait! It's about what people can do than what they can't.

ceebeegeebies Sun 02-Sep-12 21:20:12

Mmm, Oscar is yummy grin I don't think there is anything wrong in appreciating his natural beauty - and he seems such a lovely guy aswell.

Don't want to watch swimming - whizzed through last night's X-Factor tonight so we were finished by 9.15 and he is not on yet!!

TheTermagantToaster Sun 02-Sep-12 21:20:31

He is delicious. Mmm.

YoullLaughAboutItOneDay Sun 02-Sep-12 21:21:36

Oh my goodness Mellon <bookmarks site>

heyannie Sun 02-Sep-12 21:21:59

Ha I am sure he'd appreciate the help with duvet theft. Maybe we could help him with other things too. I'd be there on Thursday, might take a towel just in case he needs a rub down after running. I am in the top row of the top tier but sure I could run down in time.

bisjaralympics Sun 02-Sep-12 21:27:45

You could suggest a spectator race - the 100m downhill sprint grin

YoullLaughAboutItOneDay Sun 02-Sep-12 21:42:26

Go Oscar.

Rather attractive line up overall isn't it?

heyannie Sun 02-Sep-12 21:43:42

Yes, no shortage of totty in the 200m blush

Oh silver sad

YoullLaughAboutItOneDay Sun 02-Sep-12 21:43:51


heyannie Sun 02-Sep-12 21:44:39

But well done Oliveira

YoullLaughAboutItOneDay Sun 02-Sep-12 21:45:33

Yes, well done Oliveira. Rising star.

OodHousekeeping Sun 02-Sep-12 21:46:10

Wow, what a race!

YoullLaughAboutItOneDay Sun 02-Sep-12 21:46:17

Oh no Oscar. Don't go down that route...

DottyDot Sun 02-Sep-12 21:47:22

Oh no! Such a shame - can understand as he's so gutted but it's a shame.

bisjaralympics Sun 02-Sep-12 21:47:47

Interesting comment about the blade length. Longer blades mean longer stride pattern. I thought Oliveira's blades seemed very upright/longer by comparision to the others in the race.

ceebeegeebies Sun 02-Sep-12 21:48:02

Can't believe he is saying that - now is not the time sad

Just when I thought the man was perfect wink

SauvignonBlanche Sun 02-Sep-12 21:48:17

What did he say, I missed it?

DottyDot Sun 02-Sep-12 21:48:56

Shows he's passionate...wink

YoullLaughAboutItOneDay Sun 02-Sep-12 21:49:00

Basically that Oliveria had blades that were too long, gave him a stride pattern that was unfairly long and that there was no way of competing with that.

bisjaralympics Sun 02-Sep-12 21:49:06

He implied that Oliveira's blades are longer than they should legally be, giving him a longer stride pattern than he would have naturally.

mellen Sun 02-Sep-12 21:50:02

He must have been totally gutted. He'll probably be cringing when he thinks back to that interview.

YoullLaughAboutItOneDay Sun 02-Sep-12 21:50:22

I wasn't quite clear whether he was saying the rules were too weak, or that Oliveira's blades had actually been extended beyond the legal length. If it is the latter, surely they would test him like they do anti doping?

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