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Oscar targets early return
- Updated: March 17, 2009
The face of Paralympic sport, Oscar Pistorius, is making such a quick and positive recovery from a boating accident that he has agreed to make a comeback to international competition as early as May.
The orgamnisers of the Paralympic World Cup have announced that the double-amputee sprinter will compete in both the 100m and the 400m at the meeting in Manchester. In Beijing last year the 22 year old South African claimed gold in both distances; in the former he provided one of the indelible images of the Paralympics when coming from virtually last to snatch victory in virtually the last stride.
In February, Pistorius was seriously injured in a night-time boating accident on the Vaal River and underwent emergency surgery for facial wounds in Johannesburg’s Milpark Hospital. He was released from hospital on February 26 and went home, where he has been making a good recovery.
Pistorius told the Associated Press that he is recovering better than expected and will be at full strength in Manchester. Apart from the 100 and 400m, Pistorius won three gold medals at the Paralympic Games in Beijing last year. He had his legs amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old because he had no calf bones.