Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Oscar Did It!

Just hours ago, Oscar Pistorius accomplished his goal of three Gold Medals in the 100, 200 and 400 meters in the Paralympics in Beijing, China. He won the 400 meters in World Record time for the T44 category, to lower his own record to 47.49 seconds. For you non track and field aficionados, that's fast! The Men's World Record for able-bodied runners is held by Michael Johnson of the USA of 43.18 set in 1999, while the Women's Record is held by Maria Koch of East Germany of 47.60 seconds set in 1985.

You can read all about Oscar Pistorius and his recent accomplishments by clicking here.

It is his 27th world record. I'd say that's a great accomplishment for someone who has no feet!

He still wants to compete with the able-bodied runners in the London Olympics in 2012. We'll just have to see how well he does.

Right now, I'm sure he's very pleased with his three Paralymic Gold Medals. At least he looks happy in this picture from the China Daily.com.cn.

Good for him!

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