Olympics: Pistorius fails to qualify for 400m final
LONDON (AFP) - South African double amputee Oscar Pistorius failed to qualify for the Olympic Games men's 400m final on Sunday.
The 25-year-old 'Blade Runner' 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, who had timed a season's best in the heat of 45.44sec, will have another chance to compete at the Olympics as he runs in the 4x400m relay later in the week.
'The Blade Runner', as he is known because he runs on carbon fibre blades, fought a long battle to be allowed to run in the Olympics.