19 April 2012Oscar Pistorius
, elite athlete and member of Team Össur
, was named yesterday as one of Time Magazine’s ‘100 most influential people in the world’ for 2012. “He is the definition of global inspiration,” wrote Time’s sports columnist Sean Gregory.
The world-famous listing from TIME magazine
invites you to meet the most influential people in the world – “the people who inspire us, entertain us, challenge us and change our world”.
This year’s list
incorporates a fascinating range of pioneers, breakout figures, icons and leaders, whose ideas spark dialogue and dissent and sometimes even revolution. Pistorius shares this honour with figures as diverse as President Obama, Adele, Lionel Messi and Benjamin Netanyahu.
Oscar Pistorius, the only South African honoree, has shown that anything is possible in athletics. With the help of his carbon fiber running blades made by Össur (the Cheetah®
), the double-amputee sprinter has constantly pushed at his limits, winning the right to compete against the world’s best athletes.
Statistician Hans Rosling, who also featured in the 2012 top 100, said: "The TIME 100 list is about the infinite possibilities of influence and the power of influence to change the world.” More information on Oscar Pistorius and his fight to compete against non-disabled athletes