Man with no limbs swims across the English channel

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  1. scrtmstr
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    Lille, France - A Frenchman who lost all 4 of his limbs in an accident, has crossed the English channel to Britian. The 42-year old Phillipe Croizon swam across in 14 hours between England and France, a distance of 40 kilometers (25 miles)

    The disabeled man was able to complete his journey in a special suit with special wing-shaped prostheses at his upper legs.

    Croizon held himself above the water using the stumps on his arms. He swam part of the journey with a dolphins, or so told his team afterwards.

    The man had been training for this for almost 2 years. He swam 3 km/h ( around 2 mph), 4 to 5 km/h (3-4 mph) slower then a normal swimmer.

    The Frenchman lost his arms and legs in 1994. He was removing a atenna from a roof when he got a electric shock of 20.000 volts.

    The limbles man wanted to complete the journey 'for me, my family and relatives and all the people who have lost their will to live.'

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    Amazing... I've got big respect for that bloke.
     
  2. Slyakin

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    That's wonderful!

    I hope he does well in his life.
     
  3. ByteMunch

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    I was never afraid for his saftey; the channel's 'armless.
    Sorry [​IMG]

    Epic win though. One of those things you do not expect to happen, like chocolate teapots. But he showed us... [​IMG]
     
  4. RupeeClock

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    It's one thing to swim across the English Channel, but with such a handicap is remarkable.
    He's truly handicapable.
     
  5. DiscostewSM

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  6. monkat

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    I know this'll sound mean...but I think he'd look like a baby with his nubs covered...
     
  7. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Thumbs up.

    Awesome!
     
  8. nutella

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    I can't even swim.
     
  9. EpicJungle

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    Awesome!
    Big respect.
     
  10. basher11

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    man, this makes me look bad [​IMG]
    guess i should stop slacking off during swim practice...
     
  11. injected11

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    He loses all his limbs in a freak accident, and is granted a gigantic set of balls in return. He's like a superhero. Pretty impressive.
     
  12. concealed identi

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    I am shocked he was able to do this, even more shocked that nobody in this thread has asked if his name was Bob.
     
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    I wonder who'll sign for the movie rights... [​IMG]
     
  14. narutofan777

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    Wow complete inspiration, It just blows your mind about what people w/ physical disablities CAN do.
     
  15. prowler

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    I think GBAtemp needs a new rule for USN, all non-related video game news, in the off-topic chat.

    But on topic, if someone did that and didn't have a disability, I think he wouldn't be as popular.
    Media sucks.
     
  16. Warrior522

    Warrior522 "In all things, balance."

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    Ah, but isn't it the fact that he did it with such a disability that makes it such an impressive act?
     
  17. Bunie

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    Well some people beleive the fact that he is being treated differently than a normal person is in-itself pointing out his flawed. Like when someone see's someone with a mental disability draw somthing, they say "aww isnt that cute", but very few people who are different want to be treated that way.
     
  18. Delta517

    Delta517 Its okay...Im a ninja ;)

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    Thats awesome! [​IMG]

    Great job. [​IMG]
     
  19. Gman 101

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    Big ups to a man that is brave enough to prove to the world that a disability can't hold him back. Don't complain that normal people don't get credit -- they do. But this man deserves more credit as he has overcome societal and emotional hurdles to get to where he is. Good to see someone prove society wrong.
     
  20. Range-TE

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    this is no small feat even for people with limbs