Topics » Sports   Aug. 21, 2012

Paralympic Athletes Go for Gold in 'Medal Quest'

CHEETAH LEGS

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RUDY GARCIA-TOLSONANJALI FORBER-PRATTWARRIOR GAMESWHEELCHAIR POWERCHEETAH LEGSPLAYING BLINDJUDO FIGHTERSRUSSELL WOLFECYCLINGBLAKE LEEPER

CHEETAH LEGS

The latest technology in prosthetics are the carbon-fiber Ossur Flex-Foot Cheetah legs. Specifically designed for amputee sprinters, they have no heel to mimic the action of the anatomical foot/ankle joint of able-bodied runners and help compensate for the user's impaired physiology.


See all of WGBH's "Medal Quest" coverage of the 2012 American Paralympic Athletes.

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