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U.S. women run world record in 4X100 relay

LONDON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- American medalists Allyson Felix and Carmelita Jeter led a team that crushed the world record Friday while winning the Olympic 4X100-meter relay.
Bolt completes second Olympic sprint sweep

Bolt completes second Olympic sprint sweep

LONDON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Usain Bolt completed a second straight Olympic sprinting sweep Thursday, coasting to a victory in the 200-meter dash during a Jamaican domination of the event.

Sunday's Olympic Highlights

LONDON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Sunday's highlights from the Olympics:
Double amputee advances at Olympics

Double amputee advances at Olympics

LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Oscar Pistorius of South Africa, running on legs made of carbon fiber, qualified for the Olympic semifinals Saturday in the 400-meter run.

Amputee Oscar Pistorius to be in Olympics

PRETORIA, South Africa, July 4 (UPI) -- Oscar Pistorius of South Africa, who runs on two artificial legs, will represent his country at this summer's London Olympics.

Pistorius charged in party guest's injury

PRETORIA, South Africa, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- South African paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius was to appear in a Pretoria court Monday on charges of injuring a party guest at his home.

Paralympian Pistorious OK after accident

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius will make a full recovery from head and facial injuries suffered in a boating accident, his agent says.

Amputee misses South African Olympic team

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 18 (UPI) -- Double-amputee Oscar Pistorius, who runs on prosthetic blades, has come up short in his attempt to win a spot on the South African Olympic team.

Amputee sprinter eligible for Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 16 (UPI) -- Oscar Pistorius, the 21-year-old South African sprinter who runs on prosthetic limbs, was declared eligible Friday for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.

Double-amputee ineligible for Olympics

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The international governing body for track and field ruled in Monaco that a South African double-amputee isn't eligible to run in the Olympics.

Amputee dashes to second in 400 meters

ROME, July 14 (UPI) -- A South African amputee finished second in the 400-meter run at a track meet this week in Rome.
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200 m: 1st (2008)

200 m (T44): 21.58 s (2007, WR)

Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius (born 22 November 1986) is a South African Paralympic runner. Known as the "Blade Runner" and "the fastest man on no legs", Pistorius is the double amputee world record holder in the 100, 200 and 400 metres (sport class T44) events and runs with the aid of Cheetah Flex-Foot carbon fibre transtibial artificial limbs by Ossur. In 2007 Pistorius took part in his first international able-bodied competitions. However, his artificial lower legs, while enabling him to compete, generated claims that he has an unfair advantage over able-bodied runners. The same year, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) amended its competition rules to ban the use of "any technical device that incorporates springs, wheels or any other element that provides a user with an advantage over another athlete not using such a device". It claimed that the amendment was not specifically aimed at Pistorius. After monitoring his track performances and carrying out tests, scientists took the view that Pistorius enjoyed considerable advantages over athletes without prosthetic limbs. On the strength of these findings, on 14 January 2008 the IAAF ruled him ineligible for competitions conducted under its rules, including the 2008 Summer Olympics. This decision was reversed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on 16 May 2008, the Court ruling that the IAAF had not provided sufficient evidence to prove that Pistorius's prostheses give him an advantage over able-bodied athletes.

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