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Date: 10/08/08 06:30 PM

36 Responses to Paraolympics 2008 FTW

  1. Profile photo of damnfunpics
    damnfunpics Female 18-29
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    October 8, 2008 at 5:00 pm
    Link: Paraolympics 2008 FTW - Who cares about Phelps and the regular Olympics--they have all their limbs. We should`ve been watching the Paraolympics.
  2. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    October 8, 2008 at 6:34 pm
    There`s a very powerful message here, for those with the wisdom to see it...
  3. Profile photo of TheSharpest
    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2008 at 6:35 pm
    Wow... the basketball looks really competitive- much more than regular basketball. No kidding.
  4. Profile photo of hehehenerd
    hehehenerd Male 13-17
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    October 8, 2008 at 6:38 pm
    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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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2008 at 6:39 pm
    Damn...limbs don`t mean a thing...
  6. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    October 8, 2008 at 6:41 pm
    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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    rro Female 13-17
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    October 8, 2008 at 6:42 pm
    Beautiful.
  8. Profile photo of Jezuzfreak40
    Jezuzfreak40 Male 13-17
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    October 8, 2008 at 6:45 pm
    this made me tear up a little because what they do is the true meaning of competition
  9. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2008 at 6:46 pm
    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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    MYCHEMGIRL Female 13-17
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    October 8, 2008 at 6:47 pm
    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.
  11. Profile photo of medic1971
    medic1971 Male 30-39
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    October 8, 2008 at 6:57 pm
    Very Cool 8-)
    Here is a video that is just as inspiring
    Team Hoyt
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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
    2076 posts
    October 8, 2008 at 6:59 pm
    How can you not see the ftw? It`s staring you down with the power of a lightsaber bazooka.
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    basketkase Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2008 at 7:00 pm
    ehh
  14. Profile photo of coconutnut
    coconutnut Male 18-29
    387 posts
    October 8, 2008 at 7:00 pm
    Canada is the third leader by medal count. Woot Canada is finally third in something!
  15. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2008 at 7:01 pm
    "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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    coconutnut Male 18-29
    387 posts
    October 8, 2008 at 7:11 pm
    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.
  17. Profile photo of LadyMorgue
    LadyMorgue Female 30-39
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    October 8, 2008 at 7:11 pm
    Wow, very impressive and inspiring!
  18. Profile photo of wtmac
    wtmac Male 30-39
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    October 8, 2008 at 7:14 pm
    Is it wrong that I found myself laughing at the guy in the wheelchair that pushed over another wheelchair?
  19. Profile photo of rro
    rro Female 13-17
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    October 8, 2008 at 7:19 pm
    "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
  20. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    October 8, 2008 at 7:19 pm
    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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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    October 8, 2008 at 7:22 pm
    "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

  22. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2008 at 7:27 pm
    "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

  23. Profile photo of Vanwa
    Vanwa Female 13-17
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    October 8, 2008 at 7:29 pm
    holy crap.

    I couldn`t do that.

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    yes_finn Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2008 at 7:52 pm
    this made me happy, what an inspiring event :-)
  25. Profile photo of GothicQueen
    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    October 8, 2008 at 8:01 pm
    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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    Tifffany Female 18-29
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    October 8, 2008 at 10:10 pm
    it wont load for me
    =/
  27. Profile photo of veislakt
    veislakt Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2008 at 1:52 am
    I love the paralympics. It`s drating amazing what they can do!
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    teph2112 Male 13-17
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    October 9, 2008 at 3:26 am
    I know a friends who could probably join the paralympics..

    We call him Forest Gump =)

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    Raccoon Female 18-29
    340 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 8:17 am
    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.

  30. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    October 9, 2008 at 8:54 am
    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.
  31. Profile photo of Karimento
    Karimento Male 30-39
    140 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 2:28 pm
    Imagine all the money given to the `normal` athlets, who just went to China for a holiday.
  32. Profile photo of geek_nimrod
    geek_nimrod Female 18-29
    371 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 9:46 pm
    That was so damn cool!!!
  33. Profile photo of Vagrant86
    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2008 at 10:53 pm
    good for them :D
  34. Profile photo of jojoabobo
    jojoabobo Female 18-29
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    October 9, 2008 at 11:15 pm
    they are so awsome!
  35. Profile photo of Octillion
    Octillion Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 12:48 pm
    Oh crap, one paraplegic basketball player just flipped another`s wheelchair over. That`s a foul if I ever saw one.
  36. Profile photo of Coco_popsrox
    Coco_popsrox Female 18-29
    228 posts
    October 10, 2008 at 2:52 pm
    did anyone see the wheelchair crash? it was EPIC!

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