There are people who refuse to surrender to the obstacles thrust in their direction.  Oscar Pistorius, a twenty-five year old South African sprinter, is a double amputee.  Yet he has not allowed the loss of legs below both knees to prevent him from competing successfully in the 2012 Summer Olympics.  And legally blind South Korean archer Im Dong-Hyun set a world record in the rankings round of Olympic competition.  To him, the targets are just a yellow blur and yet he has outperformed sighted archers from around the world.  These two athletes are exemplars of the triumph of the human spirit and worthy of adulation.  They are also worthy of emulation.