Oscar P Loses Paralympic 200m To Brazil's Alan Oliveira
September 3, 2012
Oliveira does come from way back to beat Pistorius and it is clear that his blades are longer relative to the rest of his body when compared to Pistorious. However, the science says that doesn't necessarily mean he has an advantage.
More On Oscar P Blade Length Debate:
- Oscar P Apologises For The Timing Of His Outburst Against Oliveira, But Could Still Be Hit With A Punishment From The IPC However, the IPC has agreed to sit down with him and talk about the blade length issue.
- IPC Reveals That Pistorius First Expressed Concerns About Blade Length 6 Or 7 Weeks Ago
- Alan Oliveira Confirms That He's Improved By About A Second Since Switching To The Longer Blades He increased his height from 1.76m to 1.81m just three weeks ago. Under IPC rules he could go up to 1.85m. So as an disabled athlete you can essentially change your height to find the optimum stride length.
- IPC Rules Would Let Oscar P Increase His Blades By Another 9cm, But He Doesn't Because Then He Wouldn't Be Legal To Compete In Able-Bodied Races Pistorius races at a height of 184cm because he continues to use blades that are sanctioned by the IAAF, but he could go up to 193cm under the IPC rules.
- College Professor Uses "Conservation of Angular Momentum" To Explain Why He Thinks Oscar P Wasn't At A Disadvantage Prof. Steve Haake: "[Pistorius] has opened a can of worms. If he is saying, 'If you lengthen your legs you are at an advantage', then he blows his argument out of the water that he gains no advantage over able-bodied athletes by using prosthetics. "He is in a difficult place and can't have it both ways."
- Alan Oliveira 'disappointed' by Oscar Pistorius's claims
"I was let down by how much he wanted to take away from me the merit for winning gold. All the speculation about my growth, he used that to try and take away from me the merit of winning.
He was hotheaded."
- Talk About Irony: Oscar P In Shock 200 Defeat To Brazil's Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira And Reacts Angrily, Saying, "We aren't racing a fair race." Pistorius claims that Oliveira is getting an advantage by making his blades longer, therefore giving him a longer stride. *2nd Article
- IPC Reaction: "All blades are measured and Oliveira's passed the test. There's been no infringement of the rules."
- Pistorious' Accusation Doesn't Have A Leg To Stand On: The Science Of Sport Assesses Pistorius' Argument And Says It's "Pretty Baseless" He explains that in truth, Pistorius has the longer stride anyway and there are a lot more factors involved than pure stride length.
- MB: Even Pistorius admits it's not fair .....