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  • 1. OscarPistorius
  • 2. History:•Oscar Leonard CarlPistorius•Born on November 22,1986 at Johansberg• Disease- Congenitalabsence of fibula• Lives in South Africa• Coached by Ampie Louw• Bachelor of Commerce inbusiness managementwith sports science at theUniversity of Pretoria
  • 3. • After consulting 11amputation specialists hisparents decided to havehis limbs amputated belowthe knee• At the age of 11 months• Now races with carbonfiber artificial legs whichhas led to the nickname‘Blade Runner’• As a child, he announcedto his father that one dayhe would play in the Super8 rugby event, a sign of theambition anddetermination that wouldcharacterize his futureapproach to life• The bad listener
  • 4. About Prosthetics• It gives people the ability to have limbs when they otherwise wouldn’t be able to• You can remove your Prosthetics• Prosthetics means to add or put in an addition• They are mostly made out of silicone
  • 5. Bring It On…
  • 6. • “Fastest man on no legs"• Broken his own worldrecords some 30 times andis still working towardbecoming the fastestsprinter in the world• 100m he ran 10.9seconds world record• 200m he ran 21.58seconds world record• 400m he ran 46.56seconds world record• He hopes one day to runin the Olympics with ablebody runners
  • 7. AchievementsParalympic Games Achievements:• Gold: T44 100m, 2008 (Beijing)• Gold: T44 200m, 2008• Gold: T44 400m, 2008• Gold: T44 200m, 2004• Bronze: T44 100m, 2004BT Paralympic World Cup Achievements:• Gold: T44 100m, 400m, 2009• Gold: T44 100m, 200m, 2007• Gold: T44 100m, 200m, 2006• Gold: T44 100m, 200m, 2005
  • 8. Controversy• Is it fair to let him run with able body runners?• Do his prosthetics Cause him unfair Advantage?• Test in front of high definition cameras
  • 9. Hopes, Goals, Dreams• He hopes one day to represent South Africa in the Olympics• He would one day like to take home more world records• He is also continuing with charity work and being a role model for people with prosthetics everywhere• Nike
  • 10. "Youre not disabled by the disabilities you have; you are able by the abilities you have“
  • 11. Thank You!