Too soon?

Oscar Pistorius is a champion. But he might want to stay away from microphones right after coming second.

It was truly remarkable to hear Oscar Pistorius, South Africa’s champion double amputee sprinter, complain about the advantage of his competitor’s prosthetic legs after the 200m final at the Paralympics today.

If you haven’t followed this unique athlete’s battle to compete in the ‘normal’ Olympics, then read Ross Tucker and Jonathan Dugas – The Sports Scientists. Risking ostracisation in their own country for challenging the dreams of a national hero, they explain the background to Pistorius’ own fight for acceptance, and the irony in his latest media engagement.

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