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Paralympic athlete Maya Nakanishi posed nude for a calendar to earn money for two spares of her prosthetic leg for Olympics. The calendar is ‘sold out’ for about 5 million yen ($50,000).

The athlete who posed nudeIn this photo taken Thursday, July 12, 2012, a copy of a calendar shows Paralympic athlete Maya Naka… Read MoreIn this photo taken Thursday, July 12, 2012, a copy of a calendar shows Paralympic athlete Maya Nakanishi posing naked with her prosthetic in color, in Tokyo. Nakanishi is one of Japan’s most promising track and field athletes and is now on her way to the London Olympics. To earn money for two spares of her prosthetic leg for competitions, Nakanishi published the calendar with photographs of her in the nude. The calendar earned her about 5 million yen ($50,000). It was such a success that another 4,000 copies are being printed.Read LessThe athlete who posed nudeIn this photo taken Thursday, July 12, 2012, a copy of calendar shows Paralympic athlete Maya Nakani… Read MoreIn this photo taken Thursday, July 12, 2012, a copy of calendar shows Paralympic athlete Maya Nakanishi lying naked, her eyes closed and her head resting on her outstretched arm. Her prosthetic is accentuated in bright pink, in Tokyo. Nakanishi is one of Japan’s most promising track and field athletes and is now on her way to the London Olympics. To earn money for two spares of her prosthetic leg for competitions, Nakanishi published the calendar with photographs of her in the nude. The calendar earned her about 5 million yen ($50,000). It was such a success that another 4,000 copies are being printed.Read LessThe athlete who posed nudeIn this photo taken Saturday, July 7, 2012, Paralympic athlete Maya Nakanishi wearing her new racing… Read MoreIn this photo taken Saturday, July 7, 2012, Paralympic athlete Maya Nakanishi wearing her new racing blade competes in the women’s long jump final event at the 17th Handicapped Truck and Field Championships in Tokyo. Nakanishi is one of Japan’s most promising track and field athletes and is now on her way to the London Olympics. To earn money for two spares of her racing blade for competitions, Nakanishi published a calendar with photographs of her in the nude. The calendar earned her about 5 million yen ($50,000).Read LessThe athlete who posed nudeIn this photo taken Saturday, July 7, 2012, Paralympic athlete Maya Nakanishi, right, wearing new cu… Read MoreIn this photo taken Saturday, July 7, 2012, Paralympic athlete Maya Nakanishi, right, wearing new custom-designed, black and red racing blade, competes with Saki Takakuwa in the women’s 100-meter final at the 17th Handicapped Truck and Field Championships in Tokyo. Nakanishi is one of Japan’s most promising track and field athletes and is now on her way to the London Olympics. To earn money for two spares of her racing blade, Nakanishi published a calendar with photographs of her in the nude. The calendar earned her about 5 million yen ($50,000).Read LessThe athlete who posed nudeIn this photo taken Friday, July 6, 2012, Paralympic athlete Maya Nakanishi speaks wearing her prost… Read MoreIn this photo taken Friday, July 6, 2012, Paralympic athlete Maya Nakanishi speaks wearing her prosthetic leg she uses for everyday walking around, in Tokyo. Nakanishi is one of Japan’s most promising track and field athletes and is now on her way to the London Olympics. To earn money for two spares of her new racing blade, Nakanishi published a calendar with photographs of her in the nude. The calendar earned her about 5 million yen ($50,000).Read Less

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