Alan Oliveira

Alan Oliveira3 posts
2 Sep, 2014

200 meter controversy

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.

3 Sep, 2012

Apologizes over controversy

oscar-Pistorius-apologizes-200-controversyPistorius apologizes for the timing of his comments on Oliveira’s blades but continues his call for a revision of the IPC rules:

I would never want to detract from another athletes’ moment of triumph and I want to apologize for the timing of my comments. I do believe that there is an issue here and I welcome the opportunity to discuss with the IPC but I accept that raising these concerns immediately as I stepped off the track was wrong. That was Alan’s moment and I would like to put on record the respect I have for him.

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