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The South African athlete Oscar Pistorius running using Össur’s Flex-Foot Cheetahs

Oscar is currently competing in the London 2012 Paralympic Games, having previously competed against able-bodied athletes in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The controversy over Oscar's potentially unfair advantage over able-bodied athletes (now resolved) would, I am sure, have given Doctor Ludwig Guttmann, the amazing human being who pioneered athletic competition for disabled people, enormous pleasure.

Doctor Gutmann's story was recently told in an excellent (and very moving) BBC documentary called The Best of Men.

(It appears that the USA, thanks to poor broadcasting coverage there, is missing out on the current Paralympic Games, which are like no other such games in the past. They are being every bit as inspiring and popular as the London 2012 Olympic Games - possibly even more inspiring. The view of disability in this country, and in all countries watching, will never be the same again. Further posts to come!)

Indescribably wonderful...

[The London 2012 London Paralympics Opening Ceremony]