Double amputee Oscar Pistorius to compete in London Olympics
Despite falling short of South Africa's stringent qualifying standards, the nation's sports officials announce he'll be on their team to run the 400 meters, making him the first amputee track athlete to compete in the Olympic Games. Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee known as the Blade Runner, will get to compete in the London Olympic Games in not only the 1,600-meter relay but also his favorite event, the 400 meters.
Sports Briefing | Olympics: Oscar Pistorious Misses Mark Again at Olympic Qualifier
The double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius again missed South Africa’s qualifying time for the London Olympics, almost a second off the mark in winning a 400-meter race in Belgium.