August 10, 2012

Good Luck Oscar!

Amigo Mobility would like to send out well wishes to Oscar Pistorious, who will be running in the 4x400 meter relay Olympic finals tonight as part of team South Africa! 

Born with fibular hemimelia (same as Paralympic swimmer Jessica Long!), Oscar had a double below-the-knee amputation at 11 months old. He now wears prosthetics designed for running when he competes. 

While Oscar participated in the 2004 and 2008 Paralympic Games, his attempts to join the South African Olympic team had been unsuccessful until this year. 

Despite controversy surrounding his prosthetics, Oscar successfully qualified for the 2012 South African Olympic team and became the first amputee runner to compete at the Olympic Games on August 4, 2012.    

Congratulations on this accomplishment Oscar, and good luck tonight!

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