2008 Summer OlympicsOscar Pistorius

Fails to qualify for Beijing

18 Jul, 2008

Oscar-Pistorius-fails-qualifyFour other relay athletes post better times and are selected for Team South Africa. Pistorius’s time of 46.25 seconds is outside the 45.55 Olympic qualification standard. He says the legal battle with the IAAF kept him from training:

I have to be realistic. I haven’t run in about a year. London 2012 is a more realistic target. Sprinters usually reach their peak between 26 and 29. I will be 25 in London and I’ll also have two, three years’ preparation.

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