Olympics 2012

Last chance saloon for Oscar

2012-06-28 22:15
Oscar Pistorius (File)

Porto Novo, Benin - South Africa's double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius has one last chance to qualify for the 400m at the Olympics after making the final in the African Athletics Championships.

Pistorius ran 46.14 seconds to finish second in his semi-final on Thursday and qualify for Friday's final, when he has to post 45.30 or better to be eligible in his individual event.

The window for South African athletes to qualify for the London Games closes on Saturday, meaning Pistorius would dramatically make it with a day to spare should he do it.

Pistorius has set an Olympic time this season with a 45.20 in Pretoria in March, but South Africa's track federation wants athletes to run qualifying times twice and at least once at an international meet to be considered for the Olympics.


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