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Giant on the move

Blade Runner eyes triple gold and a crack at London 2012

September 7, 2008

Pistorius in action

Double amputee Oscar Pistorius has put the disappointment of not qualifying for the Beijing Olympics behind him and is confident of snaring three gold medals in the athletics at the Paralympics.

He is also looking forward to an attempt to make the next Olympics in London 2012.

The 21-year-old South African, dubbed the ‘Blade Runner’ because of the prosthetic legs that enable him to sprint, won a legal battle in May for the right to participate in the Olympics, only to then fail to meet the qualifying time.

“I didn’t make the Olympics this time, I’m hoping for the future,” he told me just ahead of the Paralympics.

Click here to read the full interview.

PHOTO: Pistorius runs the men’s 400 meters at the international EAA athletics meeting in Lucerne July 16, 2008. Needing a time of 45.55 seconds to qualify for the Beijing Olympics, Pistorius, 21, failed to qualify, finishing third with a personal best time of 46.25. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer


Simple admirable.
Hope he can compete in london Olympic.

Posted by David | Report as abusive

he want to compete in London Olympic,,,wht about Bolt compete in Paralympic..

Posted by dudes | Report as abusive

As a proud South African I can only wish Oscar all the best. It is sad to see our paralympians perform so much better than our regular athletes though. South Africa only netted one regular olympic medal!


It is indeed, a depressing matter that, after such die-hard effrts made by Pistorius,did not allow him to qualify in the Olypic 2008.An amputed person who bears such indomitable attitude and does dream to be great one in the next Olympic 2012, is indeed an encouraging example to other sports persons significantly.It can be expected firmly that, Pistorius would win atleast any medal in the forthcoming Olympic game to held in London.A man of such ‘spirit’who can dream so high,must conquer any kinds of challenges or obstructions satisfactorily.Our sincere support and best wishes will be with him always.


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