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Can physically disabled people participate in the Olympics?

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Can a person without a hand technically participate 100-metre dash? Was there any precedents(in any sport)?

posted Mar 15, 2017 by Shantanu Arora

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Yes. Oscar Pistorius is by far the most famous example, competing in the men's 400m at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Other examples are Natalia Partyka who competed in the women's table tennis at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, and Natalie du Toit who competed in the women's 10 km swimming race at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

answer Mar 20, 2017 by Sumeet Vyas
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