Paraolympics 2008 FTW

Submitted by: damnfunpics 8 years ago in Weird

Who cares about Phelps and the regular Olympics--they have all their limbs. We should"ve been watching the Paraolympics.
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Female 228
did anyone see the wheelchair crash? it was EPIC!
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Male 228
Oh crap, one paraplegic basketball player just flipped another`s wheelchair over. That`s a foul if I ever saw one.
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Female 278
they are so awsome!
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Male 2,553
good for them :D
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Female 370
That was so damn cool!!!
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Male 140
Imagine all the money given to the `normal` athlets, who just went to China for a holiday.
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Male 4,680
Team GB was actually leading the score-board for the paralympics at one point... the first time we`ve done that in decades, probably ever.
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Female 340
Paralympic and special olympic athletes are definitely in classes all their own.

Instead of getting the top training to prove they`re the best in the world naturally, they deal with their handicaps and overcome them to make themselves into not ONLY amazing athletes, but also inspirations to the entire world.

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Male 650
I know a friends who could probably join the paralympics..

We call him Forest Gump =)

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Male 59
I love the paralympics. It`s drating amazing what they can do!
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Female 14
it wont load for me
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Female 4,376
I`m not a fan of any of the olympics really but if i were to watch them I would prefer the inspiration of the paraolympics than the regular one.
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Male 94
this made me happy, what an inspiring event :-)
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Female 357
holy crap.

I couldn`t do that.

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Male 7,933
"You will see him in London 2012"

I dont know.

22 is really a sprinters prime. At 26... he needs to put some more work in.

Either way he wont come near Usain Bolt

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Male 3,842
"If there was a sprinter who was using one of those prosthetic legs and the Olympics almost disqualified him because they thought it was an unfair advantage. He still didn`t qualify (and he has dominated the paraolympic races for quite sometime)."

That is Oscar Pistorius. And, he has TWO prosthetic legs, not one. And, the unfair advantage is that it is estimated that they add about four inches to his height if he would have had legs, making him 6`6" instead of 6`2" or something like that. Nevertheless, he won his appeal and would have participated in the Olympics had he made the qualifying time.

You will see him in London 2012

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Male 3,842
That Spanish competitor in the one-legged high jump was not the winner. Jeff Skiba of San Diego, California, USA, is the World Record holder and actually came in third at the U.S. Olympic trials (the real, healthy-people Olympics), but he was short of the Olympic qualifying mark and so did not make the U.S. Olympic team, rather, the fourth place guy made the team because he had previously topped the qualifying mark. If you live in the U.S. and watched the Olympics, you saw Jeff Skiba in the Home Depot commercials - he is the one-legged high jumper.

And who doesn`t know all about South Africa`s Oscar Pistorius, who just barely missed the regular healthy-people Olympic qualifying mark in the 400 meters. He would have qualified for Beijing 2008. He`s only 22 and will almost certainly qualify for London 2012. Did I mention that he has no legs?

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Female 182
"Is it wrong that I found myself laughing at the guy in the wheelchair that pushed over another wheelchair?"
No, t`was funny.
It just came outta noweres I was just all.. woah wtf? xD
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Male 436
Is it wrong that I found myself laughing at the guy in the wheelchair that pushed over another wheelchair?
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Female 1,516
Wow, very impressive and inspiring!
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Male 386
By golly prime you`re right. Thanks for the boost of confidence. According to Reuters we also have the third tax-friendly environment for business . So we have that going for us too.
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Male 7,933
"Canada is the third leader by medal count. Woot Canada is finally third in something!"

Wait... aren`t they third in nations directly above Honduras? Think highly of yourself Canada, hold your head high

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Male 386
Canada is the third leader by medal count. Woot Canada is finally third in something!
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Male 1,182
ehh
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Male 2,076
How can you not see the ftw? It`s staring you down with the power of a lightsaber bazooka.
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Male 200
Very Cool 8-)
Here is a video that is just as inspiring
Team Hoyt
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Female 1,287
I kept wanting to say," Look at Nubby go!" Then I realized the whole Opie thing. It was mean. Sorry, Opie.
But still. Nubby is bettr than Phelps! *Punches fist into air*
:D
I wish I knew their names.
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Male 7,933
Am I the only one that found this boring.

sure its a nice story but all I could help think is that

If you give them all limbs, they probably still wont make the regular olympics.

If there was a sprinter who was using one of those prosthetic legs and the Olympics almost disqualified him because they thought it was an unfair advantage. He still didn`t qualify (and he has dominated the paraolympic races for quite sometime).

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Male 476
this made me tear up a little because what they do is the true meaning of competition
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Female 182
Beautiful.
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Female 15,763
Damn, why don`t more people watch these? Hell of a lot cooler. And I mean, it`s got to be one hell of an achievement to win that. Not only do they have to learn and train just like the regular Olympics, but they don`t have a set technique to follow. Their body is different, they need to find their own technique.
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Male 9,306
Damn...limbs don`t mean a thing...
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Male 5,970
I have family over and my uncle is an amputee, he lost his leg when a car plowed him into a brick wall on a morning jog

sorry, I don`t find this FTW at all, I find it as an opportunity for those handicapped to get to play the sports they dreamed of doing

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Male 1,765
Wow... the basketball looks really competitive- much more than regular basketball. No kidding.
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Male 12,138
There`s a very powerful message here, for those with the wisdom to see it...
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Female 4
Link: Paraolympics 2008 FTW [Rate Link] - Who cares about Phelps and the regular Olympics--they have all their limbs. We should`ve been watching the Paraolympics.
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