Oscar Pistorius says opponent has unfair advantage
by Nic Williams Friday, 7 September 2012
Oscar Pistorius is used to being in the headlines, but it was for all the wrong reasons after the T43/44 200m final at the Paralympics.
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Katie D (Age 15)
wrote on Friday, 7 September 2012 @ 16:32
To be honest I think it's a bit of sour grapes to say that. And also, he competed in the Olympics. His blades were an artificial aid, which in theory should give him an advantage over other competitors, so he really shouldn't be complaining. :P
Evie S (Age 9)
wrote on Friday, 7 September 2012 @ 19:03
Well, I think that cause they were approved it's OK
Rachel H (Age 13)
wrote on Saturday, 8 September 2012 @ 18:13
Despite the fact that the oppenents false legs are longer, I don't think that made any difference and Oscar shouldn'r be complaining; he still did really well!
Charlotte E (Age 13)
wrote on Saturday, 8 September 2012 @ 20:59
Blades obviously don't give you an advantage over able bodied runners because oscar pistorius came last in the Olympics, he could have waited till a better time to complain, but if he feels strongly about the matter he has the right to bring it up to the IPC, and his comments might make judging fairer in other races,
Millie P (Age 13)
wrote on Sunday, 9 September 2012 @ 12:19
I think he was right in a way. Oliviera was smaller than Oscar on prosthetic legs but on blades was way taller than him! It probably gave him more power than Oscar had in the average height, so he was right to complain, although the timing of his comment was totally unacceptable.:)
Liam S (Age 11)
wrote on Sunday, 9 September 2012 @ 13:10
which in theory should give him less mussles so he should complain
Katie D (Age 15)
wrote on Friday, 14 September 2012 @ 16:11
No Chotty, I'm still right. It's theoretical, and is still an aid. The Olympians could have complained, but they didn't (and placing had nothing to do with it - they could have complained beforehand). So therefore he shouldn't. He's a totally bad loser.
Charlotte N (Age 11)
wrote on Monday, 15 October 2012 @ 17:20
I don't know what to think, but he apologised and I suppose if you do say sorry you can't go much wrong. I understand the upgrading thing. But it still confuses me. You would have less weight to carry, and less strain on your legs. But as Buzzer said ' it would give him less muscles to use'. Hhmmmmm, I don't know!!!