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What sorts of prosthetics will you see in the Paralympics?


Author's Note
Jessika Toothman, Staff Writer
Jessika Toothman, Staff Writer
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I knew little about the Paralympics before I began my research. As I started to learn more about the games, I was extremely interested in the additional attention to detail that both Paralympic organizers and athletes put forth to ensure an even playing field for all those with disabilities. I also found Pistorius' story very riveting. That he, even with some whizbang prosthetics, wasn't allowed to compete against able-bodied athletes was pretty surprising to me. Regardless, I wish all Paralympians good luck in the games!

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