Pistorius will run in 400 metres in London
It’s official – ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius will not only compete in the 4 x 400 metre relay in the 2012 London Olympics but the individual race as well.
South African Athletics Federation announced overnight that even though the “Blade Runner” had not run the 45.30 time to qualify, he will get a start as in individual.
Pistorius released a media statement to say: “Today is truly one of the proudest days of my life. To have been selected to represent Team South Africa at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the individual 400m and the 4x400m relay is a real honour and I am so pleased that years of hard work, determination and sacrifice have all come together.”
Followers of this story will know it was broken by this author on this website three days ago.
Look out for this whole issue to become huge in London with huge interest on both sides of the argument as to whether he should be permitted to run against able bodies or not.