Posted by Atif Mir
Oscar Pistorius, a South African double-amputee nicknamed the “Blade Runner,” made an unprecedented Olympic debut Saturday, finishing second in his 400-meter qualifying heat.
With a time of 45.44 seconds, Pistorius qualified for Sunday’s semifinals.
The runner’s legs were amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old because of a bone defect. He runs on special carbon fiber blades, hence the nickname.