The greatest sporting achievement ever!
I used to think the greatest ever sporting achievement was when Ali beat George Foreman for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world, after an odd’s on Foreman had annihilated Ali’s previous opponents Joe Frazier and Ken Norton dispatching them in a couple of rounds (He even hit Joe Frazier so hard both his feet left the ground!) Ali having had gruelling 15 round fights against both Frazier and Norton was a total underdog, He proved why he was the King Knocking Foreman out in the middle of the fight.
Nothing, not even this fight can compare to Oscar Pistorius going to the Olympics: Oscar Pistorius has been selected to run in both the individual 400 metres and the 4×400-metre relay at the London Olympics and is set to become the first amputee track athlete to compete at any games.
In a surprising last-minute decision Wednesday, South Africa’s Olympic committee and national track federation cleared the double amputee to run in his individual event. The Olympic committee earlier announced that Pistorius had been picked only for the relay.
Olympic committee chief executive Tubby Reddy tells The Associated Press that the track body asked for permission to also allow Pistorius to run the 400, even though he had not met their qualifying criteria.
I really hope he wins and any detractors who say .. “He has an unfair advantage” should try being 11 years old in a wheelchair with stumps instead of legs watching all his friends running around and work out what it took for this young man to achieve this incredible feat. I am truly in awe of this man’s achievement.