Not everyone is as fortunate in life. But some take their less fortune and make it into something special! South African born, @OscarPistorius, shocked the world by becoming the first every Paralympic athlete to qualify for the Olympic Games. Incase you didn’t know, at 11 months old he had the bottom of both his legs amputated. Since then, he has “changed the game” as some like to say by proving to the world that there are no limits and boundaries in sport! @OscarPistorius is an inspiration to many and is certainly one of my #OlympicHereos worth following on twitter! Congratulations on such amazing achievements!
If there is one Canadian Summer Olympian I have ever looked up to the most in my entire life it would be triathlete, Simon Whitfield. He was my inspiration after his silver medal win at Beijing 2008 Games to push and strive for more as I represented Team Canada in the 2009 Maccabiah Games Triathlon in Israel. Since his Gold medal in Sydney 2000 he has inspired all Triathletes in the country to make it big! Although my dreams ended short, @SimonWhitfield‘s is not over! He lead the entire country into the stadium on July 27th during the opening ceremonies carrying the flag for Canada and will undoubtably strike the podium one last time during his final Olympics on Race day, August the 7th! Simon, count me in on being in front of my television with Canadian flag screaming GO GO GO!! Everyone be sure to follow him and send him you’re good luck’s, love, and support via Twitter and don’t forget to hashtag #OlympicHeroes! Learn more about @SimonWhitfield by watching the video below!
This week’s edition of #OlympicHeroes features a Canadian born athlete who has struck the podium a few times at the Olympics before! Growing up, he has always been one of the athletes I cheer for! @ADespatie (Alexandre Despatie) is one of the world’s top diver’s who is expected to make the biggest yet smallest splash at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London! Send him you’re good luck wishes, love and let him know he has you’re support! Don’t forget to include hashtag #OlympicHeroes in you’re tweet! Want to learn more about @ADespatie check out this cool video below!
With the London 2012 Summer Olympics just around the corner it’s time announce a new segment for upcoming Friday’s. From now to the end of the Summer Olympics I will feature one of my #OlympicHeroes to follow on Twitter as they live out their dream and hopefully win more medals along the way! The first athlete in the #OlympicHeroes segment is one of my favourite Athletes in the World! @UsainBolt is the world’s fastest man without question! His unbelievable skills on the track has impressed the entire universe and I am confident he will do it yet again during the upcoming Olympics! With only 7 days to go until the Opening Ceremonies, send him your love and don’t forget to hashtag #OlympicHeroes! Also, Enjoy a preview of his upcoming documentary! Man is he just a monster or what?!