Saturday, August 4, 2012

Oscar Pistorius at the 2012 Olympics

Oscar Pistorius is the first athlete to participate in both the Olympics and Paralympics. I will be using this with my students when we discuss rethinking failure and resiliency.

You can check out Oscar Pistorius's website here. One of my favorite quotes from his website:
You are not disabled by the disabilities you have, you are able by the abilities you have.


  1. Hi Joe!

    Seriously, we could use Oscar Pistorius as a model for almost anything that we want our kids to learn. He is one amazing man!

  2. His disability in one sense is ability ' the South African double-amputee, runs on artificial carbon-fibre legs that each weigh less than half of what a normal fleshy limb would do. With this lighter load, he can swing his legs around 20% faster than a runner with intact limbs, moving at the same speed.'

  3. Crazy. I like to show motivational videos. This reminds me of the young wrestler who won the Dick Vitale Award at the Espy's a year ago. Incredible heart and determination!


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