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Controversy swirls around double-amputee sprinter

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South African double-amputee 400-meter runner Oscar Pistorius was named to his country’s Olympic squad to compete in the 2012 London Olympics.

While this is a pinnacle moment for those with handicaps, his inclusion is also generating controversy.

He was born without fibulas and, as a boy, had both legs amputated at mid calf. Sports were not going to be an option for him.

But here he is with a personal-best time of 45.04 in the 400 meters and an Olympian. This is when the story is still a feel-good one...


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