Earlier this week we reported that South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who made history this year by becoming the first amputee to compete in the Olympics, had planned a match race against a horse. Well, he won.
The race took place yesterday in Qatari capital Doha, in a culture where Arabian horses are revered. Pistorius beat the horse by over a second, but that wasn’t the athlete’s point.
“It wasn’t about who won today, it was just about coming out here and really just showing people that those with disabilities are not to be stereotyped against,” Pistorius said.
“Having the Arab horse out here, which is a symbolisation of strength and power in this region, to be able to do a showcase event like this, is a lot of fun.”
Read the full story in The Telegraph.
Go Oscar Pistorius, and Go Riding!