LONDON – South African double amputee Oscar Pistorius failed to qualify for the Olympic Games men’s 400m final on Sunday, August 5.
The 25-year-old had on Saturday become the first double amputee to compete in an athletics event at the Olympics, but he was never in contention in his semi-final and finished last in a time of 46.54sec.
Pistorius, though, was far from disappointed at bowing out.
“The whole experience is mind-blowing,” said Pistorius, who had been supported in London by his 89-year-old grandmother.
“My aim was to make the semi-final. It’s a dream come true. Thanks to everyone for their support. I’ve got the (4x400m) relay in a few days.”
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