Bladerunner Pistorius included in SA’s Olympic team

July 4th, 2012  |  Published in Media Releases  |  4 Comments

Included in South Africa’s 4×400-metre relay team for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Paralympic ace Oscar Pistorius will also be permitted to run the men’s 400-metre race.

That was confirmed by SASCOC Chief Executive Officer Mr Tubby Reddy in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

Double amputee Pistorius, commonly known as the “Bladerunner”, was among the nine track and field athletes added to the final Olympic Games squad on Wednesday.


  1. Alan Long says:

    July 4th, 2012 at 1:48 pm (#)

    Makes so much sense!

  2. Pistorius será olímpico | SONSEMAR NOTICIAS DEPORTES says:

    July 5th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (#)

    [...] logrado la marca mínima por 22 centésimas de segundo. El Comité Olímpico Sudafricano emitió un comunicado informando de que al haber sido incluido en el equipo de relevos, a Pistorius “también se le [...]

  3. Joey Fritz says:

    August 8th, 2012 at 11:11 pm (#)

    Hi Oscar,(or Mr. Pistorius)
    I loved watching you in the Olympics and I was cheering you on. I have seizures and want to be a football player, so i have to watch my sleep, water, stress, and medication just to be able to play. Im sure its nothing like missing your legs, but you have truly inspired me to work harder.
    I love drawing and creating new super hero’s and you are my Super Hero (besides my Dad), so I have created a Super Hero in your honor. I have a picture of you as a Super Hero and I went with the name “Blade Runner” (cause i think it is SUPER cool). I have based many things about your Super Hero origin I created, on what i have read about you, plus i created a list of your Super Powers, Occupation, and Super Hero Gadgets.
    Please send me your email address so that I can send you the picture of you as a Super Hero and your Hero Status. I sure hope you get this, and I look forward to watching more of your athletic accomplishments.
    Joey Fritz
    Montgomery, AL
    12 years old
    (my dad is Tom Fritz and his email is the email I am allowed to use at

  4. The Fastest Man on No Legs « The Sports Ethicist says:

    August 11th, 2012 at 3:25 am (#)

    [...] Oscar won the battle for Beijing, but was not able to qualify for the 2008 Olympics. On July 4, South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) announced that Pistorius would be…. He will run in 4×400 meter relay and the Men’s [...]

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