South Africa's 'Blade Runner' Heads to Olympics

Double amputee, Oscar Pistorius, has beaten all odds by qualifying for the London Olympics, amid controversy of the "unfair advantage" posed by the carbon fibre legs he uses.

Double amputee Oscar Pistorious

  • South Africa:  Pistorius Included in Olympic Team SA

    SouthAfrica.info, 4 July 2012

    A further 13 athletes were added to Team South Africa on Wednesday, bringing to 125 the total number of athletes in the team to do duty at the London Olympic Games. The additions ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Oscar Pistorius Statement - Selected to Team South Africa (press release)

    www.oscarpistorius.com, 4 July 2012

    Oscar Pistorius has released the following media statement following the announcement by Team South Africa that he will compete in the individual men's 400m and 4x400m relay at the ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Oscar On Time's 100 Most Influential List

    SouthAfrica.info, 20 April 2012

    South African double-amputee athlete Oscar Pistorius has been named by the influential Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world on its annual list. read more »

  • South Africa:  Oscar Betters Olympic Qualifying Mark

    SouthAfrica.info, 19 March 2012

    Double amputee Oscar Pistorius bettered the Olympic 400 metres qualifying time at the Gauteng North Provincial Championships in Pretoria on Saturday, becoming the first South ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Blade Runner Scoops Laureus Award

    BuaNews, 7 February 2012

    South Africa's Oscar Pistorius was on Monday presented with the Laureus Award for the World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability. read more »

  • Gambia:  Eleven Famous Athletes With Disabilities

    FOROYAA Newspaper, 26 August 2011

    These are eleven famous athletes with disabilities. Being a professional athlete is hard enough but playing with a disability is even harder. read more »

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  • South Africa:  Behind the Scenes - Oscar Pistorius a Special Athlete

    The Citizen, 1 September 2011

    If he were Ugandan, double amputee Oscar Pistorius would be the current national champion over 400m metres. read more »

  • South Africa:  Hurdles Star Wins Gold, Blade Runner and Semenya Steal Show

    South African Press Association, 1 September 2011

    National 400m hurdles record holder LJ van Zyl secured South Africa's first medal, bagging bronze at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea on Thursday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Oscar Shines At IAAF World Champs

    SouthAfrica.info, 31 August 2011

    After making history by becoming the first athlete with a disablity to qualify for an able-bodied World Championships, Oscar Pistorius has made his mark and left a huge impression ... read more »

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