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Oscar Pistorius is easy to root for

Updated: August 4, 2012, 12:12 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

LONDON -- After all the races, court battles, controversy and, most importantly, hard years of training, Oscar Pistorius finally placed his prosthetic legs into Olympics starting blocks Saturday morning and he couldn't help but smile. He wasn't alone. Nearly everyone in the 80,000-seat Olympic Stadium was beaming so much, you needed sunglasses.

"I heard one guy yell at me, 'You sexy beauty!'" Pistorius said with a laugh.

Not exactly the words I would use, but the sight of Pistorius ...

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