And that happened because Alan's leg turnover in the last fity metres was almost twice that of Oscar's. Perhaps Oscar was spent after running a WR 21.30 in the semis, or maybe he tied up, or had slowed down expecting he had already won. However in the last fifty Alan's turnover was faster than Oscar's AND Alan's leg strides was shorter than Oscar's
Alan rrrrrrrrrrran Oscar down. What an electric comeback, it is the Brit in me so I love when 'underdogs' in any sport zoom past the almost-crowned winner, on the line
Well Oscar, 1. Alan is twenty yrs old 2. people usually raise their game for the Olympics.
Stop whining Oscar, you were beaten fair and square.
The Brazilian won because his prosthetic legs bend backwards and project him forward. It's like he's got a bow between his foot and where the blade attaches at the top. He's just shuffling hard and the blade is bending and projecting him forward. Oscar's shorter blades are basically just projecting him up and down but he runs rather normally. Blake Leeper from the US has a similar setup and people have been talking about his advantage all year. Blake has dropped 2 seconds in the 200m with new equipment. Blake is just a little guy in body, probably 5'7, but he's gained about 8 inches with his prosthetics. The Brazilian came completely out of nowhere, he wasn't even on the world rankings last year, or this year going into the meet.
Oscar is right that the Brazilian has a mechanical advantage, but by the same argument he shouldn't be in able bodied sport.