On discovering that their son had been born with no fibulae, Oscar's parents made the difficult decision to have both his legs amputated, giving him the best possible chance of a normal life.His mother wrote him a letter: 'A loser is not one who runs last in the race. It is the one who sits and watches, and has never tried to run.'
Throughout his life Oscar has battled to overcome extraordinary difficulties to prove that, with the right attitude, anything is possible. Running on prosthetic legs, he is now a world-renowned athlete, known as 'the fastest man on no legs'. Oscar won three gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, breaking a Paralympic record for the 200m and a world record for the 400m. Now he faces his ultimate fight: to fulfil his dream of competing at the 2012 Olympics.show more