London - "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius on
Saturday brought the Paralympic track and field programme to a close in
style, winning his favoured event by a huge margin in a new world record
Victory for the 25-year-old South African never looked in
any doubt from the gun, as he struck out on his own to lead coming into
the last half-lap and was roared across the line by the packed
80,000-capacity Olympic Stadium in 46.68sec.
US athletes Blake Leeper took silver in 50.14sec with David Prince in bronze on 50.61.
-- the only man in the field to run under 50sec for the one-lap sprint
and the first double-amputee to compete at the Olympics last month --
won the 100m, 200m and 400m treble in Beijing four years ago.
But he lost both of the shorter sprint titles to Britain's Jonnie Peacock and Alan Oliveira of Brazil.