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Glorious Pistorius: Blade Runner gets 400 meter gold

By: “Gayle Falkenthal for Communities at WashingtonTimes.com” South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius provided the grand finale to a glorious 10 days of competition at the 2012 London Paralympic Games Saturday with a world record winning time in his signature event, the men’s 400 meter T44 final. It’s been a dream Games for Pistorius, the unofficial… View Article
Denis Kilcommons: Oscar Pistorius and Douglas Bader show the limbless can be human as well as superhuman

Denis Kilcommons: Oscar Pistorius and Douglas Bader show the limbless can be human as well as superhuman

by Barry Gibson, Huddersfield Daily Examiner – Sep 7 2012 IT was refreshing to discover that Paralympians are not saints. They are amazing athletes who have often overcome tremendous problems to find the motivation to compete at the highest level, but they are also human. One of the Great Britain seven-a-side football team, who furiously… View Article

…and more on Jonnie Peacock’s brilliant victory…

From The Mirror – Sport ‘Britain’s Usain Bolt’ blitzed past his rivals, including South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius, to roars from the capacity crowd. Golden boy Jonnie Peacock sprinted into the history books last night when he won 100m gold. The 19-year-old – dubbed Britain’s Usain Bolt – blitzed past his rivals, including South Africa’s Oscar… View Article

Oscar Pistorius complains to officials after losing 200m Final

From CBS News Having spent years fighting for the right to race his own blades, Oscar Pistorius is now complaining about a rival’s artificial limbs after a stunning loss at the London Paralympics on Sunday. The “Blade Runner” had never been beaten over 200 meters in Paralympic competition until Brazilian sprinter Alan Oliveira came storming… View Article
Pistorius and an Olympics full of firsts…

Pistorius and an Olympics full of firsts…

LONDON — Oscar Pistorius rocked back and forth near the start line Saturday as the public-address announcer introduced him as the Blade Runner. An Olympic Stadium camera cooperated by panning to the pair of carbon-fiber prosthetics that he wore with his track suit. Pistorius, a 400-meter runner from South Africa, soon crouched to the track… View Article
Oscar Pistorius fails in his bid to reach the 400 metre finals

Oscar Pistorius fails in his bid to reach the 400 metre finals

Inspirational double amputee, Oscar Pistorius, known as the “Blade Runner” failed in his bid to reach the 400 metre finals in the London Olympics, qualifying last in his semi-finals. His heat was won by world champion Kirani James, the 19 year old Grenadian. Luguelin Santos, the 18 year old junior world champion made the final… View Article
IAAF change stance on Pistorius lane issue

IAAF change stance on Pistorius lane issue

John Weaver, Sapa-AFP | 01 August, 2012 08:48 South African double amputee Oscar Pistorius is free to run in any lane in the 4x400m Olympic relay, IAAF president Lamine Diack said on Tuesday, changing his previous stance on the issue. At last year’s world championships in South Korea, the IAAF said Pistorius would have to… View Article

The Blade Runner has arrived…!

Oscar Pistorius arrived in London for the Olympics on Friday feeling “a mixture of pride, happiness and anticipation” at the end of a four-year journey that went via sport’s highest court, several small athletics stadiums and countless of miles on the track. The South African sprinter will be the first double-amputee athlete to compete at… View Article
Oscar Pistorius – 1st Double Amputee to compete against able-bodied athletes in the Olympics. The debate goes on…

Oscar Pistorius – 1st Double Amputee to compete against able-bodied athletes in the Olympics. The debate goes on…

TORONTO – If you don’t know the name Oscar Pistorius, you will soon. In a few days, the South African track star — known affectionately as The Blade Runner — will be the first double-amputee to compete in the Olympic Games. Originally barred from competing at the 2008 Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has… View Article

Leg amputated at 5, but now Britain’s answer to Oscar Pistorius is… Taking it in his stride

By JONATHAN MCEVOY Jonnie Peacock, Britain’s own Blade Runner, has already shaken Oscar Pistorius’s cage. It was on a mountainside near Christchurch, New Zealand, during the Paralympic World Championships there in January. ‘Oscar saw the rust around the cable car  and he didn’t really like being on it,’ says  Peacock. ‘I was shaking the car. He… View Article
Is it fair for ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius to run in London Olympics?

Is it fair for ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius to run in London Olympics?

Oscar Pistorius, the South African athlete and amputee who uses carbon-fibre blades for feet, has qualified for the Olympics, but other runners accuse him of an unfair advantage Oscar Pistorius rose slowly from the starting blocks, like a middle-aged man with a dodgy back getting out of an armchair. As the athletes rounded the first… View Article

London 2012 Olympics: Oscar Pistorius Qualifies for World Championships and London Games

From: The Telegraph South African double amputee Oscar Pistorius qualified for next month’s world championships by smashing his 400 metres personal best by half a second in Lignano, Italy on Tuesday. Pistorius, known as the ‘Blade Runner’ because he runs with carbon fibre prosthetic running blades, clocked 45.07 seconds to record a time inside both… View Article

He’s done it! Oscar Pistorius qualifies for Athletics World Championships-a step nearer to 2012 Olympics

From CBS News Double amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius qualified for the athletics world championships, running his best-ever time in the 400 meters Tuesday in his last race before the cutoff date. The South African — nicknamed “Blade Runner” — also moved a step closer to fulfilling his dream of competing in the 2012 Olympics after… View Article

Paralympics-UK amputee schoolgirl Danielle Bradshaw eyes 2016 Rio Paralympic Games

An amputee who was encouraged by a Paralympic star to fulfil her dreams of running again finally got to meet her hero. Danielle Bradshaw, 12, who had her damaged leg amputated last year set her sights on competing at the Rio Games in 2016 after hearing about Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius. The schoolgirl met the… View Article
Paralympics-Fastest man on no legs eyes Olympic glory. Yes! It’s Oscar Pistorius again!

Paralympics-Fastest man on no legs eyes Olympic glory. Yes! It’s Oscar Pistorius again!

In 2012 blade runner Oscar Pistorius aims to make history by becoming the first disabled athlete to compete in both Olympic and Paralympic Games. Keme Nzerem went to meet him. With a clutch of gold medals to his name South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is known as the blade runner. Oscar Pistorius was born 24… View Article

Paralympics-‘Blade Runner’ Sprints Closer To Olympic Dream

The South African ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius is hoping to sprint his way closer to achieving his Olympic dream when he competes in Manchester today. The double leg amputee is taking part in the BT Paralympic World Cup, an event in which he is unbeaten since it began in 2005. But it is the Olympic… View Article

Paralympics-Oscar Pistorius aims to take his inspiring tale to Olympian heights

The South African, known as the ‘Blade Runner’, is hoping to educate people about disability while continuing his journey to the London 2012 Games A lean and sculpted Oscar Pistorius politely pushes aside a breakfast basket piled high with croissants and pastries. He stretches out his legs for the day and gazes at the London… View Article

Paralympics-Blade Runner’s Olympic dreams

South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius is preparing for London 2012 with hopes to compete in the main 2012 games as well as the Paralympics. Consistently clocking times below the “A” standard is the goal for Pistorius as he eyes up qualification for next year’s London Olympics. The 24-year-old, who has four Paralympic titles to his… View Article
Paralympics-Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius visits Olympic Stadium

Paralympics-Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius visits Olympic Stadium

Paralympic gold medallist and world-record holder Oscar Pistorius today visited the Olympic Stadium to see for himself where he may be competing in under 500 days time. Oscar Pistorius, a BT Ambassador, was given a tour of the Olympic Stadium ahead of his appearance at the BT Paralympic World Cup which starts today. Oscar Pistorius,… View Article

Paralympic World Cup – Opportunity to take part in Wheelchair Basketball Shootout

(…and you’ll find the answer – if you don’t already know it! – in the pages of this Website!) The Manchester Evening News has teamed up with The BT Paralympic World Cup to give two lucky readers the opportunity to take part in a Wheelchair Basketball shootout with T4 presenter Rick Edwards on Friday 20… View Article
Amputee, 5, Challenges Oscar "Blade Runner" Pistorius

Amputee, 5, Challenges Oscar "Blade Runner" Pistorius

Amputee, 5, is already a world beater on her bionic blades By Tamara Cohen Last updated at 7:29 AM on 19th May 2009 He has been called the fastest man on no legs. But Oscar ‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius got a run for his money when five-year-old Ellie Challis challenged him to a race on their… View Article