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PISTORIUS/WORLD RECORDBack
[Published: Sunday September 02 2012]

Pistorius smashes 200m world record at the London paralympics
London, 02 Sept - South Africa's Oscar Pistorius began his London Paralympic campaign in scintillating fashion as he smashed the 200 metres T44 world record in his heat on Saturday. Pistorius ran 21.30, shaving more than half a second off the previous record set by Brazilian Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira in an earlier heat.The 25-year-old, who is dubbed the 'Blade Runner', is defending the 100m, 200m and 400m Olympic titles he won in Beijing four years ago. Pistorius, who wears carbon fibre prosthetic blades after he was born without a fibula in both legs, became the first double amputee to run in the Olympics, where he made the 400 metres semi-finals. "I'm so happy to be back here This crowd is as awesome as they were a couple of weeks ago. I'm happy with the time and tomorrow is the big race and I am looking forward to that," he told Britain's Channel 4.(ANA)
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