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Pistorius fails to qualify for 400m final

AFP
5 August 2012 | South Africa
South Africa's double amputee runner Oscar Pistorius competes in the men's 400m semi-finals.  By Olivier Morin (AFP)
South Africa's double amputee runner Oscar Pistorius competes in the men's 400m semi-finals. By Olivier Morin (AFP)

LONDON (AFP) - South African double amputee Oscar Pistorius failed to qualify for the Olympic Games 400m final on Sunday.

The 25-year-old had on Saturday become the first double amputee to compete in an athletics event at the Olympics, but he was never in contention in his semi-final and finished last in a time of 46.54sec.

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