Olympics 2012

Oscar falls short in 400m semi

2012-08-05 22:00
Oscar Pistorius (AFP)
London - SA's blade runner, Oscar Pistorius, has failed in his bid make the final of the men's 400m sprint at the London Olympics.

GALLERY: Pistorius at the Olympics

Pistorius finished last in his semi-final heat on Sunday evening, coming home in a time of 46.54 seconds.

Grenada's Kirani James, last year's world champion, won this second semi-final heat in 44.59 seconds.

Pistorius on Saturday made history as the first amputee to participate in a track event at the Olympic Games.

He bowed out, waving to the crowd in gratitude for their support.

In a great sporting gesture, James immediately walked over to Pistorius after the race and asked for his name bib as a souvenir.

Pistorius is still expected to run the 4x400 relays, which start on Thursday. Last year, Pistorius and South Africa won the silver at the world championships.

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