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mrcuddlesworth27
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Prosthetic use in sports

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Started: 4/13/2014 Category: Sports
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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mrcuddlesworth27

Con

There are thousands of people in this world who strive for greatness and work hard to make there athletic goals come true. These people take countless hours trying to become perfection, but in sports there are a new breed of athletes such as prostheses people. These people have artificially made limbs . These limbs can have multiple advantages. UKSPORTS says that these so called "robots" come into these sports and easily do better than normal bodied athletes because of their strength ability or low level of oxygen in the blood to go able them to move quicker. Telegraph.co.uk states that "The Blade Runner", Oscar Pistorious, doesn't have a normal foot or calve but has blades which could obviously give him an advantage. Doyle states " Runners run, Amputees spring."
goldmember

Pro

People with prosthetic limbs should be able to participate in sports because they are getting the opportunity to live their dream and play with the best people while doing it. Prosthesis and perfect limbs are the same things so what is the conflict about for them having advantages says www.explainthatstuff.com. Another good reason is that people with amputee limbs need equipment to play sports and so do people, so therefore these people are the same and are capable of the same things.
Debate Round No. 1
mrcuddlesworth27

Con

There are many huge concerns on how these amputees are putting other athletes at risk. Some of these risks are for example the metal and wires that are on the arms and leg amputees at any time can pop off and instantly injure a fellow athlete. Also these athletes are losing 9% of their speed while running because of the force impact on their artificial legs.
goldmember

Pro

On a great note these people , in my eyes, receive a great deal of respect. "These amputees deserve as much help, encouragement, and physical needs as possible. Just because they aren't the same as everyone else in the sport doesn't count them out. Amputees probably even work harder sometimes than regular athletes because these regular athletes think they are already at the top, but then suddenly these amputees who don't have it all work harder and show up the other athletes" says www.sports-grid.com
Debate Round No. 2
mrcuddlesworth27

Con

Prostheses people in all should not be able to participate in sport activity because they would be discriminated against and would always get called out for doing something wrong. People would also not like having prosthetic people in sports because they aren't "normal" and would "change the game".
goldmember

Pro

Most definitely people with prosthetic use would be role models and encourage people. These elegant people could encourage people because they have overcame adversity by loosing a body part and have changed it into a good thing by not letting it burn their mood and making them get up and work harder and harder each day doing the thing that they love, SPORTS!
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