Oscar Pistorius, the first double-amputee in Olympic Games, makes history and he`s in the semi-finals of 400 meters

The South African Oscar Pistorius on Saturday became the first double amputee to compete in Olympics and qualified for the semi-finals of the 400 meters Londres2012, when second in the first round of the playoffs.

`Blade runner`, is known as the South African, ran the distance in 45.44 seconds, his personal best of the year, only beaten by the Dominican Luguelin Santos (45.04), with direct discharge to be closed by Russian Maksim Dyldin (45.52).

Pistorius, who will defend the titles in the 100, 200 and 400 at the Paralympics, was allowed to run in the Olympics by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which found that uses carbon prostheses do not give you an advantage over other athletes.

In 2011, in Daegu, South Korea, Pistorius had been the first amputee to compete in World athletics.

A history that makes us think that the impossible is nothing.

Source link: http://espn.go.com/olympics/summer/2012/trackandfield/story/_/id/8233030/2012-summer-olympics-amputee-oscar-pistorius-makes-400m

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