Olympian Michael Johnson Says Running with Prosthetics ‘Unfair.” Is It? [POLL]
Two-time 400-meter Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson’s speaking about his signature event called double-amputee Oscar Pistorius’ prosthetic legs an unfair advantage. Johnson continued to say that it isn’t about Oscar individually but about setting a precedent for other athletes that may follow his path in the future.
Does he make a good point? Should Oscar compete in the Paralympic games as other double amputees do including Colorado’s own Brickelle Bro who will be swimming with the same prosthetic devices worn by Oscar Pistorius or should anyone be able to compete in the Olympics?
Johnson was quoted saying,
My position is that because we don’t know for sure whether he gets an advantage from the prosthetics that he wears it is unfair to the able-bodied competitors. I consider Oscar a friend of mine, but he knows I am against him running.
As for these Olympics, Pistorius is a long shot to make the final. But Johnson says his unfair advantage could block the accomplishments of other runners.
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