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.
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?