06 August 2012

. . . olympic legend . . .

. . . south african oscar pistorius
 qualified for 
the 400m semi-finals . . .
. . . he was born without fibulas 
and had both legs amputated 
below the knee 
around the time 
of his first birthday . . .


. . . winner of the heat, 
grenada's kirani james, 
immediately sought out pistorius
{who finished eighth} . . .
. . . the significance of the race 
was not lost on james . . .
. . . they traded bibs . . .


. . . and i would like 
to punch olympic legend,
in the face . . .
. . . johnson claims 
prosthetic limbs may provide 
an "unfair advantage" 
and runners who use them 
should not be allowed 
to compete in races 
with able-bodied runners . . .

. . . who is 
the real olympic "legend" here? . . . 


1 comment:

lifeinredshoes said...

Athletes behaving badly. Which brings me to this observation. Why, why, why, when an American such as Michael Phelps, stand on the podium to accept the gold medal, do they not bother to sing the national anthem???
I find it a bit disrespectful, after all, they are representing America up there.
Carry on :)