Long Jumper Against The Odds [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in Sports

Feeling lazy and down on yourself today? prosthetic legs
There are 52 comments:
Female 47
shwow..... she`s half kangaroo...
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Male 24
she hasnt got a leg to stand on... hehe i`m mean! >:)
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Female 1,283
@66stang

Other people call that cheating. We call it "using resources"

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Male 2,510
hacks!
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Male 660
I think it`s fantastic!
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Male 312
Yeah that sucks, now, Those things are actually better than human legs...now how sad are we.
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Male 1,002
I haven`t heard about how they are for jumping, but apparently those things are better for running than real legs because they can absorb more shock and they have more spring.
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Male 225
inspirational sure, against the odds no. Those are basically large springs on the bottom of her stubs that give her more of an advantage over other contenders, hence why they`re not allowed to compete in the same Olympics. It`s be like giving a handicapped man a turbo charged wheelchair and having him race against non-handicapped people.
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Female 5,222
weee!
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Male 41
I find that very inspirational and gross at the same time... I`m sorry, I just ate.
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Male 1,164
thats not long jump, its a cyborg fight she has been punched backwards
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Male 464
We`re already half way to the combine invasion of Earth! That lady has already got the legs spot-on!
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Male 1,523
Crowbar legs!
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Male 108
im impressed
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Male 610
AAHHH!!!! GIANT ATHLETE!!!!
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Male 354
More like above the odds.
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Male 516
Dude, she`s leaping OVER the Pavilion!! Amazing! ;P
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Male 7
@DieDSPolice

"Just not fair"

That`s pretty much the reason why people with handicaps and/or prosthetic limbs are competing in their own category. I doubt we`ll see this girl racing against Michael Johnson.

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Male 7
This picture was really encouraging... until I realized she`d probably end up losing her arms, too, when she botches the landing. Cruel fate. =(
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Male 1,064
lol i think your thinking of portal
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Male 1,627
haven`t i seen her in HL2?
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Male 145
Do we really know if this feat is amazing? What if she only made it six feet?
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Male 493
@simim23: "to add onto that, it`s like saying there was a way to put wheels on a person`s body to enable them to speed up to 90mph, faster than a cheetah."

Give me a bicycle and I can certainly ride faster than any olympic sprinter can run. Nobody is saying she isn`t an athlete, that she hasn`t trained her butt off, or that she isn`t capable of amazing physical feats. But she has mechanical aid that is superior to the human body.

"What you have to take in account for is that the human body can still only take a certain amount of recoil."

That doesn`t even mean anything - a human body can take multiple G`s of force, far more than your calves can generate. Your foot is a ~10 inch lever arm with a muscle levered for <1 mechanical advantage. Her prosthetic looks like ~20 inches with a spring with significantly better energy return than your calf. She is certainly operating at an advantage.

Not saying she isn`t amazing, though. It`s badass. Just not fair

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Male 5,189
I agree with ScottSerious. xD
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Male 4,807
I-am-BORED Still...
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Male 8,300
WITH the odds, you mean. Hell, I reckon anyone could long jump if they`re allowed to attach high-power springboards to their legs.
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Male 614
How is this supposed to cure my boredom?
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Male 47
@vakkta its a girl you I am a pretty pretty little girltard
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Male 5,314
that`s not fair, she`s half robot!
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Male 33
look punks, even if you are normal, you all suck, you are all just fat lazy slobs who sit in front of your computers all day, doing nothing. this guy has achieved more than you ever will in your lives, so don`t bullpoo him, respect him...
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Male 848
Raberboom
Better than US?
People with prosthetics are still human, you know...
They are included in that "us"
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Female 1,427
to add onto that, it`s like saying there was a way to put wheels on a person`s body to enable them to speed up to 90mph, faster than a cheetah.

If you didn`t train your body properly, you`d still be unable to go 90mph, even with the wheels, because your body would be unable to handle the g-forces, etc.

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Female 1,427
"yeah but theyve shown prosthetics that can perform better than us in a few cases."

What you have to take in account for is that the human body can still only take a certain amount of recoil.

So even if the prosthetics CAN produce a better jump, the amount of energy that jumper can put into it, and the amount of recoil that the rest of the jumper`s body can handle, is still dependent on well they`ve trained their body, etc.

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Female 9,572
Awesome!
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Male 2
I can bet you she beat my 17 foot 10 inch jump from 8th grade!
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Male 833
yeah but theyve shown prosthetics that can perform better than us in a few cases.
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Male 493
@parasyT:

The question aroung this and the male sprinter who was also attempting to race in the regular olympics (Oscar somebody) is that the energy return from the springs in those prosthetic legs can be higher than that in normal legs. i.e. an athelete with two fully functional legs could strap those prosthetic legs to his own thighs, use the prosthetic lower legs instead of his own lower legs, and see an _improvment_ in peformance. For example, a person with or without feet, using projump stilts (simple spring stilts replacing the ankle joint) can easily run 20 mph or jump 7 feet up, so it would clearly not be fair to let them compete against people without stilts, _even if the athlete has no feet of their own_.

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Male 84
drating cheating 8-( thats just wrong
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Male 533
The reason people think she is cheating is because of the springlike effect the legs have, but what they don`t take into account is that our legs also have a natural spring effect and the legs are probably designed to mimic the spring effect that our legs naturally have.

Get a drating life people and stop complaining.

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Male 8
really? all you guys are telling a girl with no legs that she is cheating? she`s obviosly in the special olympics or something.
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Male 191
When you don`t have your own natural legs, you can cheat...
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Male 418
cheating? so do you think that she sees us as cheating since we have actual legs with feet? don`t think yourself into a paradox now, ok
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Male 522
it`s not cheating if she`s competing against other people with prosthetic legs
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Female 1,893
+10 for her
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Male 1,091
Who not just attach some springs and a jetpack while you`re at it?
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Male 25,416
awesome!
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Male 45
surley thats cheating?
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Male 143
That`s cheating! you can prolly jump miles with those things!
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Male 7,378
This is cheating.
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Male 236
That would make it easier.
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Male 103
From what they say, those legs give them an unfair advantage.
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Male 20,911
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