30 Jun 2012

Pistorius misses out on Games qualification time

7:11 am on 30 June 2012

The double amputee Oscar Pistorius has missed out on Olympic qualification by just 0.22 seconds, in the South African's final 400 metres qualifying run at the African athletics championships.

Pistorius, who competes wearing carbon fibre prosthetic blades, needed to run the A qualifying time of 45.30 seconds but placed second in the 400 final in a time of 45.52 in Porto Novo.

Pistorius became the first amputee athlete to compete at the world championships last year in Daegu and his hopes of competing at the Olympics may not be completely over as he could still be picked in the 4x100 relay team.

And it's still a silver medal at a continental championships.