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Alan Oliveira Oscar Pistorius

200 meter controversy

2 Sep, 2014

oscar-pistorius-200-m-controversy_62638845_alanoliveiraPistorius says that he wants tougher rules from the IPC on blades, claiming that Oliveira’s blades are too long after he takes the gold in 21.45 seconds to Pistorius’s 21.52. Pistorius:

We are not running in a fair race here. I don’t know how you can come back, watching the replay, from eight metres behind on the 100 to win. It’s absolutely ridiculous. Not taking away from Alan’s performance, but these guys are a lot taller and you can’t compete. I gave it my best. The guys are just running ridiculous times and they’re able to do so.


The length of my blades is all right. I went through all the procedures with the referees. I believe Pistorius also knows that. He is not a bad loser, he is a great athlete. I am just sad he said my blades were too big. For me, he is a really great idol and to hear that from a great idol is difficult.