Interview: Oscar Pistorius Excited About His Olympics Debut
His biography, Blade Runner, explains how he became the athlete that he is today. Qualifying for the Olympics was not easy and he had to undergo testing by the Court of Arbitration for Sport to prove that his prosthetics didn’t give him an advantage:
Even when he’s looking at photos of his bleeding and blistered leg stumps, Oscar Pistorius smiles.
And with his Olympic debut approaching, it’s easy to understand why.
Pistorius, whose legs were amputated below the knee when he was a baby, is set to make history by running — yes, running — in the London Olympics. He will be the first amputee athlete to compete at the Olympics, and his journey has been long and rife with hurdles.