Congratulations to Oscar Pistorius, the first amputee to earn a spot on a national Olympic team. The South African runner has waged a long battle to get to this point and he’s sure to draw plenty of attention once the London Games begin. The sight of him competing at the Olympics will go a long way towards blurring the line between athletes with and without disabilities. He may not win any medals, but that’s probably beside the point. He will likely be this year’s most visible person with a disability.
My previous thoughts on Pistorius are here.