Double Amputee Oscar Pistorius from South Africa failed to reach the finals today in the men’s 400 meter run at the Olympics.
After a four-year battle to qualify for the Olympics as the first double amputee runner, Oscar Pistorius talks about his chances ahead of his first race at the London Games. (Aug. 1)
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Oscar Pistorius may have to settle for merely making history at the London Olympics after failing to qualify for the men’s 400 meter final.
Pistorius had established himself as one of the memorable athletes in London before he had even finished his first race. With that matter settled, the double-amputee track star dubbed the “Blade Runner” for his prostheses turned his attention to winning a medal in the men’s 400 meters.
After finishing last in the second heat of the 400 meters semifinal, Pistorius will not run in the final. He can still win a medal as a member of South Africa’s 4×400-meter relay.
One day after finishing second in his round 1 heat with a personal season’s best time of 45.44 seconds, Pistorius ran 46.54 in the semifinal to finish eighth in Heat 2.