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Other people call that cheating. We call it "using resources"
"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.
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
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.
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.
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_.
Get a drating life people and stop complaining.