Oscar Pistorious’ inspirational photo doing the roundsAugust 7th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A picture of the Oscar Pistorious, who is a double amputee and a participant in the 400 meter race in the Olympics, is doing rounds on the internet since Sunday. The picture shows Oscar and a young girl who is also an amputee both in the legs and arms are pictured racing.
The picture has got a lot of attention from people around the globe and also from other amputees who are looking up to Oscar. Although he didn’t win the race, Oscar made it to the semi finals. This is something very big for his fellow amputees because they are looking up to him. Oscar is giving hope to the young girl that he is pictured racing with and to other amputees around the world who have lost hope after they had their arms or legs amputated.
The picture shows that disability is not inability and that in as much as Oscar is amputated; this does not prevent him from competing in the Olympics. Kirani James, who won the semi finals in which Oscar competed was so moved by the picture once it surfaced and he exchanged his bib with Oscar’s after the win and raised it to the crowd.
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