- Opening round of 70 puts Williams in front
- Big medal haul for SA at Junior Commonwealth Games
- Successful comeback from injury as Anel grabs fourth
- Dednam duo win 10th SA doubles title
- Corbett leads the way as SA tally grows to 35
- Caster, Wayde up for Athletes of the Year award
- Seven more golds for SA at African Championships
- Muizenberg hosts SA’s first Adapative Championships
- SA duo seal silver medals at African Championships
- Harris on the rise after two Futures wins
Oscar falls short in Oslo
- Updated: July 3, 2009
Oscar Pistorius’s┬á bid to qualify for next month’s IAAF World Track and Field Championships in Berlin hit another hurdle in Norway Friday.
South Africa’s Beijing 2008 Paralympics star is out to qualify over the 400 metre distance but to do that he needs to run a time of 45.55sec.
Competing at the second Golden League meeting of the year at the Bislett Games in┬á Oslo the Pretoria athlete clocked 47.18 sec when finishing second in the B 400m-race.
That was still the fastest time of the year for the remarkable double amputee, who was involved in a serious boating accident in February, but he was well beaten by Britain’s Richard Strachan who won in 45.86 sec.
It was 22-year-old Pistorius’s best time of the year and improved his time by 0.06sec, since his last race in Milan, Italy.
But still not good enough for Berlin yet. In fact no other SA athlete this year has reached the qualifying mark, Pieter Smith’s 45.63 being the quickest.