Oscar Pistorius Cleared for Olympics


Posted May 19, 2008 - By TylerColfax

Oscar Pistorius, a world-class South African sprinter on two prosthetic legs, has been cleared to attempt to qualify for the Olympics. It may become a moot point as his best time is a full second (which is huge) off the qualifying time for Beijing.

The decision is very specific so as to not set a dangerous precedent for other cyborgs to take advantage of in the future. Estimations put Pistorius' energy usage at only 25% of other sprinters as his prosthetics are spring-loaded.

As with many Olympic athletes, Pistorius has a sponsor in Cyberdyne Systems, and if he can't make it to the Beijing Olympics, he's said he will go to work for the company on some new Skynet T-800 project. We hope that works out well for everyone.

engadget.com: Oscar Pistorius free to qualify for Olympics on prosthetics

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Oscar Pistorius Cleared for Olympics


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