Anyone heard about him?
There was a bit about him on the news here yesterday which has got me researching. Had both legs amputated when he was 11 months old. Now he's a sprinter, using prosthetics and he is so fast that he has run times that would have won gold in the women's 100m, 200m and 400m at the 2004 Athens Olympics. And he has no legs!
Now he wants to compete in the Beijing Olympics next year. He was previously banned from doing so but they are now researching as to whether his prosthetic legs give gim any advantage in terms of a longer stride or more spring etc.
So what do you think?
Personally I don't think he should be allowed to compete in the able-bodie olympics, regardless of how good he is. He seems to be an amazing athlete and person but if you let him in, then where does it stop? Before long women will be demanding to compete in the men's races, and perhaps able-bodied people might see no reason why they can't compete in the Paralympics.