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Injury forces Pistorius out

2009-02-19 21:15
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Adnaan Mohamed

Cape Town – Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has had to withdraw from Friday night’s Yellow Pages meeting in Port Elizabeth.


The winner of three gold medals at the Paralympics in Beijing injured his knee while training in gym.


Peet van Zyl, who manages Pistorius, said he was busy with exercises to strengthen his stomach muscles.


“He lost his balance and the medicine ball fell on his knee. His patella is swollen and he will not recover in time for the meeting in Port Elizabeth,” said Van Zyl.


“We informed Athletics South Africa that Oscar will not be able to participate.”


He would have competed against his friend and training partner LJ van Zyl, as well as Offentse Mogawane in the 400m.


Mogawane, who has been in action in Europe the last few weeks, was South Africa’s fastest athlete over 400m with his 45.67 seconds last year.


The winners of the first three meetings – Pieter Smith (46.01 in Potchefstroom), LJ van Zyl (45.82 in Pretoria) and Talkmore Nyongani (46.12 in Durban) – will all be in action in Port Elizabeth.


Van Zyl said Pistorius would recover in time to participate in next week’s Yellow Pages meeting in Stellenbosch.


After that he wants to compete in Europe.


The 800m athlete Mbulaeni Mulaudzi will participate in the 1500m in Port Elizabeth.


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