Jy sal nooit alleen staan nie

Vasbyt ou mater. Jy ken my nie maar ek dink aan jou en glo my jy sal nooit alleen staan nie. Jy is nie in ‘n lekker plek nie maar ek sal vir jou bid en glo net en dinge sal vir jou reg uitwerk.

Peet Cloete

English Translation:
Hang in there old mate. You do not know me but I think of you and believe me you will never stand alone. You are not in a nice place but I will pray for you and just believe and things will work out for you.

It Has Been Long

We pray for you to keep “hope” things are going to be all right for you. I pray to my God that those that are in power may be touched by the finger of God, our Heavenly Father to think about you. It has been long. You deserve a move from prison. From 24 hour watch. You don’t need that now. You need few minutes with your siblings and family. I am praying for this. We love you Oscar, we discuss about you, we hope for the best. You are still young you have a great future in front of you. God is going to be with you. You are going to flourish as you had before and despite your status you remained humble as you are. Yes you are at a wrong place but you will leave that place and be with your family. God loves you Oscar,we love you. we think about you and talk about you.

Philisiwe Harriet Lungu
Pontypridd S E WALES UK

Oscar Vindicated Over Blade Length

Para athletics: World records to be reset following 2018 blade rule change (published by Athletics Weekly on 14th July).

“World records held by athletes including Britain’s Richard Whitehead and Dutch sprinter Marlou van Rhijn will be reset after this year following the news that new rules for double leg amputee classes are to be introduced from 2018.

World Para Athletics has announced it will bring in a new formula to calculate the maximum allowable standing height (MASH) for double leg amputees from January 1, 2018, meaning any world and regional records set by athletes competing in below-knee T43/F43 and above-knee T42/F42 double leg amputee classes before this time will be archived. New record marks will be established at the end of the 2018 season.

The decision to implement the new formula comes after a study – initiated in 2006 by the World Para Athletics Classification Research Project – revealed that the current MASH formula “systemically overestimates athlete height”.

Given the correlation between blade length and stride length, longer blades can provide a longer stride and therefore faster times.

Although some T43/F43 and T42/F42 records may have been set with blades which will be allowed under the new rules, because they were recorded when rules allowed a greater maximum standing height, they will all be reset.

[] South Africa’s six-time Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius had been among those to question the rules regarding blade length in 2012 after he was beaten to the Paralympic 200m title in London by Brazil’s Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira.

“The allegations from Oscar at that moment in time, they were not founded because everybody competing had their blade length legitimate under the rules,” Van de Vliet explained at a recent World Para Athletics classification workshop held ahead of the London 2017 championships.

“Discussions prompted us to look at the overall blade length, whether the formula we applied was an appropriate one. That formula was somewhat outdated.””

You can read the full article here

Love and support jou

Goeie dag. Ek weet dis moeilik en dis hard maar jy gaan n beter en sterker mens daar uitkom. Ek weet hoe dit voel my man was in modderbee springs in tronk en dit was hell en ekt my kinders gevat elke nwk om te gan kuier en ek was nog swanger ook. Ek is hier vir jo en weet jy kan dit doen. Wees sterk oscar. Love and support jou

Natasha Pretorius

English Translation:
Good day. I know it’s difficult and it’s hard but you will come out of this a better person. I know how it feels, my husband was in jail in Springs and it was hell. And I took my children to visit him every weekend, and I was pregnant too. I’m here for you and I know you can do it. Be strong Oscar. I love and support you

Moenie ju moed verlor

Hi Oscar, moenie ju moed verlor. God is en hy sal altyd dar wees …. j sal uitkm en gelukig km bly dis ju wereld moenie warie met di mense wat oordelni…. may God bless u

Menesia Muvi Werikune

English Translation:
Hi Oscar. Don’t lose your courage. God is there for you and he will always be there. You will come out and be happy. It’s your world, don’t worry about people who judge you…. May God bless you.