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Oscar Pistorius makes golden return to track
2012-09-06 14:07:22 | (0 Comments)
Oscar Pistorius secured his first gold medal of the 2012 Paralympics by anchoring a South African T42-46 4 x 100-metre relay victory.
The South African team won in a new world record time of 41.87 seconds.
Brazil and defending champions USA pressed hard, but both nations were disqualified. As a result of the disqualifications, China and Germany took silver and bronze.
Earlier Pistorius, the defending 100-metre champion qualified with the second quickest time for the T44 final.
It was the 25-year-old's first appearance on the track since a surprise T44 200-metre defeat on Sunday, where he had to settle for silver behind Alan Oliveira.
Pistorius raised concerns over the length of his opponent's blades, claiming they were "not running in a fair race".
However, the South African later apologised for the timing of his outburst.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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