Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been a headline machine over the past few months as the London Olympics approach. Most of what has been written about the man they call “Blade Runner” centers around whether or not he has an unfair advantage against able-bodied runners because of his prosthetic legs. As it turns out, Pistorius is also a topic of discussion for the tabloids.
According to the NY Post, Pistorius has been dating Russian supermodel Anastassia Khozissova for over a month now. The Post also pointed out that Khozissova is well-known in the modeling world, as she ranks third on the website Modelinia.com ahead of famous Victoria Secret models Doutzen Kroes and Candice Swanepoel.
A court cleared Pistorius to compete against able-bodied runners four years ago, and it is not yet known if Khozissova will be in London to cheer him on as he goes for gold in the 400-meter race and the 4×400 relay. There’s also no word yet on whether or not Pistorius has called Alex Ovechkin to discuss who has dated the hotter Russian supermodel.
Over the years, the topic of whether or not runners with prosthetic legs should be allowed to compete in the same Olympic events as able-bodied runners has gained a significant amount of steam. On one hand, you have athletes with amazing stories who have refused to let their disabilities stop them from achieving their goals. How can anyone stand in the way of someone who has managed to become one of the fastest runners in the world despite having no legs? On the flip side, you have people like US sprinting legend Michael Johnson, who feels that prosthetic limbs can lead to an unfair advantage.
More specifically, Johnson believes that Oscar Pistorius — a South African known to many as “blade runner” — could have an advantage over the other runners in the 400-meter in London, where he will be allowed to compete in able-bodied races.
“It is a great story, he is a great individual and he has been a great ambassador for athletes with a disability and for people, and how to overcome (that) and continue to strive,” Johnson said according to The Telegraph.” Oscar sees no limits; he has no fear when competing against able-bodied athletes. So it is hard for people to understand and to accept when you start to talk about whether or not he may have the advantage.