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Oscar Pistorius accuses rival of having unfair advantage after being beaten in 200m final [video]
Posted by on Sep 3rd, 2012

After breaking the men’s 200m world record in the heats earlier at the London Paralympic Games, Oscar Pistorius has controversially lost the final to Brazilian rival Alan Oliviera and has claimed that Oliviera’s blades break regulations by being too long, giving him an ‘unfair advantage’. Pistorius has asked the International Paralympic Committee to investigate.

Pistorius raced to an early lead and was nealy 10 meters ahead of every other runner in the home straight when Oliviera made an incredible surge to win. Here’s footage of the dramatic ending to the race.

I think if you could zoom in you’ll see that dude press the turbo boost button.

Oscar Pistorius

That’s how far Pistorius was in the lead before Oliviera made his comeback.

“The guys are running ridiculous times. Alan is a great athlete, but i ran just over 10 meteres a second, so i don’t know how you can come back from 8 meteres behind after 100 meters to win. It’s ridiculous.” [Eye Witness News]

What do you think? Beaten fair and square or is there something dodgy going on?

Tara says:
September 09, 2012 at 7:29 am

Oscar voiced his concerns about the extra length on the blades a month prior to the race. It was quite a win though.

Savage says:
September 09, 2012 at 7:29 am

Did you have to say ‘extra length’ Tara?! Yes it was quite a win..dude looked like a cartoon character that just pressed the turbo boost button

September 09, 2012 at 7:29 am

The whole thing is unfair though, double amputee’s are able to adjust their height where as single amputees blades are restricted by the length of their other leg. Soon you will find single amputees just taking their other leg off to become faster runners.

Have you seen a single amputee win any race?

September 09, 2012 at 7:29 am

I think Oscar Pistorius addressed a valid issue…
after watching the video again something does seem rather dodgy…

Joe Bloggs says:
September 09, 2012 at 7:29 am

It comes a across as sour grapes by him and his half hearted apology afterwards was a disgrace. Reminded me of Kanye West pissing on Taylor Swifts parade a couple years back.

Oscar seems to forget that when he was fighting allegations of his blades being unfair he went to great lengths to prove that it was normal for him to have a faster second 100m whereas for able bodied althetes it’s the other way around.

I think he has – like so many of athletes these days – been far too distracted by his fame and hasn’t put in the same effort in terms of training.

There was also a great article on news24 yesterday that debunks most of his claims around longer blades leading to longer strides; the other guy took significantly more paces and that’s why he won.

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