'Blade maker' settles down in Fort Smith
Prosthetist known for Olympian’s fast ‘legs’
Posted: June 23, 2014 at 2:38 a.m.
FORT SMITH -- Francois Van Der Watt, the world-renowned prosthetist who designed the "blades" that enabled Oscar Pistorius to become the first double-leg amputee to compete as a sprinter in the Olympics in 2012, has only fond memories and well-wishes for the athlete, who's on trial in a murder case.
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