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Pistorius fulfils treble gold dream

Latest update : 2008-09-16

Oscar Pistorius won the 400m sprint gold medal at the Beijing Paralympics, establishing a new world record. With victories in the 100m and 200m, the South African sprinter nicknamed "Blade Runner" has fulfilled his pledge to win three Olympic titles.

"Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius won 400m gold in world-record time to complete a Beijing Paralympics sprint treble on Tuesday.

The South African powered clear of his rivals to finish in 47.49secs, ahead of America's Jim Bob Bizzell and British runner Ian Jones.

His victory on the last night of track and field here follows wins in his category in the 100m and 200m races earlier in the Games.

Nicknamed after the carbon fibre blades he wears, Pistorius won a court battle to take part in the Olympics and has proved himself a strong competitor against able-bodied athletes.

He eventually failed to qualify for the Olympics, blaming in part the distraction of his court battle, but he is targeting the London 2012 Games.

Among his best achievements against able-bodied athletes was a second in the 400m event at the 2007 South African national championships.

Date created : 2008-09-16

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