- Hawtrey’s passing a big loss for SA cycling
- Nienaber back with a bang, targets another Nomads title
- Seboko best of the bunch in uphill battle in Uganda
- Davids doubles up in Summer Series
- Elkington eclipses opposition at Loch Ness
- Hurdler Steenkamp winding up for a big one
- Olympic champion’s Epic win, big-hearted women’s triumph
- SA runners in search of elusive medals in Kampala
- Davids does the job on day one of Summer Series
- SA’s Strauss and Knox nail down Epic podium places
Pistorius plots records
- Updated: May 24, 2011
Oscar “Blade Runner” Pistorius is aiming for more world records at the 2012 London Paralympics.
On a visit Monday to London’s new Olympic Stadium, the 24-year-old South African sprinter told Associated Press: “My goal is to be the fastest man on the planet.”
Pistorius has been called “the fastest man on no legs” after gold in the 100, 200 and 400-metres at the 2008 Beijing Games.
He holds the world record in each and hopes to qualify for South Africa’s Olympic team after a legal battle to clear his carbon-fibre prosthetic limbs for able-bodied competition.
London 2012 chief Sebastian Coe says “he is such an inspiration to people around the world”.
Pistorius is in Britain for the seventh annual Paralympic World Cup, which runs from May 23-28 in the city of Manchester.