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After spending the past 5 years dating a wonderful man who has an amazing South African family, I’ve kinda fallen in love with this exotic country. I could spend hours listening to my boyfriend’s parents recall stories from their youth about growing up in Johannesburg and Zimbabwe. So I decided to root for both Canada and South Africa (since I already had the gear for both teams) during this Olympic season. Oh and South Africa’s flag is unreal with the colour blocking and with so many colours!
I truly found inspiration by South African sprint runner Oscar Pistorius also known as “the fastest man on no legs”. Pistorius, who has a double amputation, runs with the aid of Cheetah Flex-Foot carbon fibre transtibial artificial limbs by Össur and is the world record holder for class T44 in the 100, 200 and 400 metres events. He competes in T44 (single below knee amputees) events though he is actually classified in T43 (double below knee amputee). On 4 August 2012 he became the first double leg amputee ever to participate in the Olympic Games when he entered the men’s 400 metres race, and although he was eliminated in the semi-finals as a part fo the silver medal winning relay team he became the first amputee to win an able-bodied world track medal.
Congrats to all the Olympians and to London for hosting such an amazing game!
I was lucky enough to celebrate Canada hosting the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver!