Athletes attempt to clear the water jump during the Women’s 3000 metre Steeplechase Final on the day three of the 14th IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Oscar Pistorius is going to the Olympics: Oscar Pistorius has been selected to run in both the individual 400 metres and the 4×400-metre relay at the London Olympics and is set to become the first amputee track athlete to compete at any games.
In a surprising last-minute decision Wednesday, South Africa’s Olympic committee and national track federation cleared the double amputee to run in his individual event. The Olympic committee earlier announced that Pistorius had been picked only for the relay.
Olympic committee chief executive Tubby Reddy tells The Associated Press that the track body asked for permission to also allow Pistorius to run the 400, even though he had not met their qualifying criteria.
She should get a medal just for this reaction. Kim Conley reacts to placing third in the women’s 5,000-metre final at the U.S. Olympic athletics trials in Eugene, Oregon. She made her first Olympic team.
Yes, the famous Usain Bolt stance has made it to South Korea. The world record holder is looking to defend his titles when the world track and field championships start on Saturday. Lee Jae-Won/Reuters