- It’s 50 medals for SA at African Championships
- Top-ranked Williams does the double
- Championship records for Brown and relay team
- Gobel grabs share of the lead at Kyalami
- Interim coach Ellis looks to take Banyana even further
- 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
Oscar third in Italy
- Updated: July 18, 2011
Paralympic ace Oscar Pistorius placed third in the men’s 400-metre event at the 25th Citta di Padova athletics meeting in Padua, Italy on Sunday.
Pistorius clocked 46.65 in a race won by Jamaica’s Lansford Spence in 46.34 from British Olympic finalist Martyn Rooney (46.36).
But, running in lane four, Pistorius was still unable to reach the 45.25sec IAAF A standard qualifying mark for the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea later this year.
Windy conditions did’t help the 24-year-old as time runs out for the Bladerunner to qualify for Dagu.
The four-time Paralympics gold medallist has another chance in Ligano, also Italy, on Tuesday. His current best time for the one-lapper is 45.61sec.