Saturday, 17 May 2008

The Definition of Determination and Courage to Compete

This Posting is Specially Dedicated to the:

  1. Crutch-Dependent Cheerleaders of Malaysia's New Economic Policy (NEP)

  2. Inferiority Complex UMNO-Malay Ultras Crying for Malay Supremacy/Ketuanan Melayu

  3. Guilt-Ridden and Mentally Weak Members of Barisan Bertindak Perpaduan Melayu

They can learn from here some positive lessons on the meaning of being handicapped mentally and physically.

If not, they should watch the video at the end of this posting and then post it on their websites.


No one can make you feel inferior without YOUR consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

He who cannot change the very fabric of his thought will NEVER be able to change reality.
- Anwar Sadat

You are what YOU think. You are what YOU go for. You are what YOU do.
-Bob Richards

The only difference between a DIAMOND and a lump of COAL is that the diamond had a little more PRESSURE put on it.
- Anonymous

Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait LONG time for roast duck to drop in.
- Confucius


Oscar Pistorius, 21, is a disabled sprinter from South Africa. He had his two legs amputated below the knee at the age of 11 months because he was born without fibula bones in his legs.


Oscar Pistorius competing in Rome in July 2007

Oscar Pistorius won an appeal on Friday at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) that could pave the way for an historic participation in the Beijing Olympics.
The decision is a huge boost to Pistorius' bid to compete in the able-bodied events in Beijing.

After hearing the news the South African said:
"Today I can pursue my dream of competing in the Olympic Games. If it's not for Beijing, it will be for London in 2012."
Pistorius, who has an 11-month-old baby, has, thanks to his prosthetics, won Paralympic titles and challenged the times set by top-level able-bodied athletes.

Pistorius, whose fastest 400m is 46.46seconds, needs to run the Games 'A' standard of 45.55sec or the 'B' mark of 45.95 if no other athlete from his country attains the higher one, although he could still be included in his country's 4x400m relay squad.


Achieving either of those performances will be extremely tough but he is determined to give it his best shot to make the grade.

"It's going to be difficult because my first priority has been the court case. The next two or three weeks will see me putting in some hard work," Pistorius said.

The Pretoria-based star is also eager to return to the United Kingdom where in atrocious conditions at last July's Sheffield Super Grand Prix, he was disqualified after running out of his lane.

But Fast Track, who organise domestic meetings on behalf of UK Athletics, have already said if Pistorius won his adjudication, they would welcome him back at events in London or Gateshead.

Pistorius said: "I'd love to come back again, the British organisers were so supportive of me when I ran in Sheffield last year."


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