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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.