Olympic inspirations

It's been about three months since the Closing Ceremonies - seems a right time to reminisce.

Always moved by the Olympics - bodies and spirits at their strongest.  Heroes and inspirations.  With the London 2012 Olympics, a few athletes were particularly inspiring to me:

Alise Post (BMX racer, St Cloud): After slamming into the ground face-first in a crash, Post is helped to walk across the finish line.
http://www.startribune.com/sports/165812426.html?refer=y

Robert Harting (Discus, Germany, Gold medal winner): Harting's pure joy and excitement after winning the Gold medal in the discus.  He ripped off his shirt (Hulk Hogan-style), tied the German flag to himself, and leaped over several hurdles (literally).  
http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/olympics/track-field/7445254/Discus-champs-larger-than-life-celebration
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/07/robert-harting-discus-germany-olympics_n_1753949.html
And the after-party escapades:
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/08/09/robert-harting-wins-gold-drunk-robbed_n_1758873.html

Oscar Pistorius (Sprinter, South Africa): Already a six-time Paralympic champion, Pistorius is the first amputee-sprinter to compete in the Olympics.  
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19223106
http://www.livescience.com/22249-oscar-pistorius-prosthetics-work.html

Allyson Felix (Sprinter, USA): Her running style is long, smooth, purely elegant.  Beautiful.
http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/track-and-field/highlights-allyson-felix-strikes-gold-in-200m.html

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