"I think it was more than I hoped for and a little bit more," double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius told CNN when asked about his historic appearance at the recent world athletics championships in Daegu, South Korea.
A man born without functioning legs ran the 400 meters in 45.07 seconds on July 19, 2011, the fastest time recorded by an amputee. The ripple effects of this historic achievement may initiate a paradigm shift in how we view our bodies.
Eighteen months ago, South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius -- famously known as the "Blade Runner" because he was born without fibulas and runs on two crescent, carbon fiber lower legs -- made global headlines when the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) overturned a ban by the International Association of Athletics Federations and allowed Pistorius to compete against able-bodied runners in international competition.
Double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius -- nicknamed the "blade runner" for his prosthetic limbs -- still hopes to make it to the Beijing Olympics despite failing to qualify for the individual 400-meter event, his coach said Thursday.
A double amputee sprinter has won the right to be eligible to compete at this summer's Olympic Games in Beijing after sport's highest court backed his appeal against a ban imposed by athletics authorities.
A Paralympic gold medal winner will not be allowed to compete in the Beijing Olympics later this year after athletics' governing body ruled that his specially-designed prosthetic limbs gave him an unfair advantage over other runners.
The world governing body for track and field has postponed its announcement on whether Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius, who runs on prosthetic limbs, can compete in this summer's Olympic Games, a spokesman said Thursday.
Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius, who as a double amputee runs with carbon fiber blades, will take on Olympic and world 400 meters champion Jeremy Wariner at a Grand Prix meeting in Sheffield next month.