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Monday Inspiration: George Eysra - the wooden-legged Olympian!


Posted by Cags R under Gymnastics on 29 July 2012 at 11:00 PM

Oscar Pistorius is not the only athlete with a disability to compete in the Olympic Games; in 1904 George Eyser came away from the Olympics with 6 medals, after competing with his wooden prosthetic leg.  Of course, back then there was no argument as to whether the technology of his prosthesis gave him an advantage!

Gold Medals

Parallel bars

Long horse vault

25-foot rope climbing

Silver medals

Pommel horse

4-event all-around

Bronze medals

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