Discussion in 'Olympics 2012' started by 1927, Aug 5, 2012.
I think he's brilliant, and good on him, but get the impression that he gets all this good will coz his times mean he's not seen as a threat.
I have no idea what that means. I'm considering contacting Hays Personnel for assistance.
The back of yer thighs and yer bum muscles have to work REALLY well and in synch with each other.
Make any more sense?
That makes sense, but I can't fit 'recruitment' into it..?
When you learn a skill, your brain 'recruits' muscle groups to perform the specific activity needed. THis is then set down in a new motor pathway meaning your brain will remember that 'recruitment' pattern.
Basically, that is......
I don't think it's that complicated - he doesn't have the same limbs as able-bodied athletes - so he shouldn't compete alongside them IMO.
Do not read into this some concealed anti-disabled agenda on my part as that couldn't be further from the truth - it just seems obvious to me that as his legs are so fundamentally different to the other able-bodied athletes that it is pointless to compete against them.
Of course, in a broader sense, yes, it is a heartwarming story and a case in point for triumph in the face of adversity, but in sheer technical terms: it's not an even contest.
If that were true then he wouldn't have made it through to the Olympics would he? He ran a comparable time, he was not meters behind so he is fit enough to compete at that level.
I think his inclusion shoud spur the other athletes on to be as good as he is in determination, vision and dedication.
I watched a documentary recently and the presenter made the point that if prosthetic limbs were a real, technical advantage then able bodied athletes are not barred form having double amputations in order to make use of them.
What a crass argument!
Cool - thanks.
There is a slightly unsettling undercurrent of that's where we may be heading.
Probably not, I would think, but it is something that's occurred to me, and no doubt others as well.
I'm sure they'll eventually create a Bioniclympics or something
I'm pretty sure I've played that video game.
his artifical limbs dont give him an advantage over able-bodied athletes, so what difference does it make?
With Craig Charles.
I doubt it. Hopefully the ethos of the sport would win over and people would still focus on their race and their finest ability. I'm hopeful. I also doubt that a sport which devotes so much time and energy into driving out drug enhancements would tolerate body modifications.
But still, high jumpers with springy feet and swimmers with gills is something to contemplate while stirring the tea.
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