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Pistorius misses Olympic mark

2012-06-23 21:01

Brussels - Double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius once again missed South Africa's qualifying time for the Olympic Games, almost a second off the mark in winning a 400m race in Belgium.

Pistorius won the EAP meeting in Nivelles in 46.20, almost a full second off the 45.30 mark he needs to get automatic qualification for the Games.

He has at least one more chance to qualify at the African Championships in Benin next week.

Without running the qualifying time in his favoured individual distance, Pistorius could also make the Olympics if he is included in South Africa's 4x400m relay team.

AP

Comments
  • sizwe.schoeman - 2012-06-23 19:21

    Common Pistorius, we know you can do it. Let's go all out in Benin.

      klaus.walter.7146 - 2012-06-24 01:49

      Kyle, that's just the way some South Africans are. Sick, sick..! Or...stupid.?? Sometimes, it makes me sick. (Watch the "Downs" on this one..) Come on sickos, lets have it..!!

  • hanrewiese - 2012-06-23 20:41

    Cmon bud! Jys n freakin yster en ons almal kyk op na jou! Run like the legend you are!!!

  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-06-23 21:47

    You will always be our hero, but we want you so much, to get to London !!!

  • stfaith.esau - 2012-06-23 22:43

    What a pity. Oscar wish you well with the Benin meet. Would like to see you in the world Olympic London team.

  • francois.erasmus.142 - 2012-06-24 11:48

    OSCAR, OSCAR he's our man!!!! You will do it. You have the whole of South Africa behind you, just remember that! Dig deep as we know you can.

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