Paralympics: Pistorius dethroned, as Brazil, China triumph
LONDON (AFP) - Oscar Pistorius was on Sunday dethroned as young Brazilian Alan Oliveira stole his Paralympic T44 200m crown with a powerful run, topping a successful night on the track for the South American nation.
But the 25-year-old Pistorius hit out after his shock silver that silenced the 80,000-strong crowd at the Olympic Stadium, complaining he was at a disadvantage because of the length of some of his rivals' artificial running blades.
"The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) don't want to listen," the South African "Blade Runner" told Britain's Channel 4 television. "The guys' legs are unbelievably long. Not taking away from Alan's performance, he's a great athlete.
"But these guys are a lot taller and you can't compete with the stride length.