Olympics: Amputee Sprinter Oscar Pistorius Set to Make History in London

Oscar Pistorius is not going to win an Olympic medal in the men's 400-meter dash and, in fact, is a long shot to even make Monday's final. But it's unlikely there will be a more compelling story out of the London Games. Simultaneously controversial and inspiring, the 25-year-old South African was born without fibula bones and had both legs amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old. But thanks to prosthetic legs he had an active childhood, enthusiastically participating in sports. "I grew up not really thinking I had a disability," he says. "I grew up thinking I had different shoes." 


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