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In Pictures: Oscar Pistorius makes history
Pictures and reaction to Oscar Pistorius as he becomes the first amputee to take part in the Olympics
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2012 18:14


David J. Phillip /AP
These are the artificial legs of the man who on Saturday 4th August 2012 became the first amputee to compete at the Olympic Games
DIEGO AZUBEL/EPA
It has been a long road for South Africa's Oscar Pistorius who fought a hard campaign to compete alongside able-bodied athletes. He was banned in 2007 but a year later the Court of Arbitration overturned the decision so he was allowed to follow his Olympic dream
FRANCK ROBICHON/EPA
Affectionately nicknamed the 'blade runner', Pistorius lined up in lane six for the opening 400m heat. But what would happen to the man who had the eyes of the world on his blades?
Martin Meissner/AP
Pistorius qualified in relaxed fashion finishing second behind heat winner Luguelin Santos of the Dominican Republic. He even had time to ease up over the final few metres but still set his fastest time of the year
BERND THISSEN/EPA
The reaction to Pistorius' run has been overwhelmingly positive. Premier League footballer Joseph Barton called him 'an inspiration' and many on Twitter said he was their hero
Handout/Getty Images
However, the Oscar Pistorius story is not black and white. If he wins the 400m gold then eyebrows may start to raise. But right now he is enjoying his success and popularity
Paul Gilham/Getty Images
He had some moving words for the media who fought to get the attention of the man of the moment. "I've worked for six years... to get my chance." He continued, "I found myself smiling in the starting blocks. Which is very rare in the 400 meters."
Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images
The Olympic journey ended for Pistorius when he finished last in the semifinals. He is now looking ahead to Rio and once again taking on able-bodied athletes and inspiring the world
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These are the artificial legs of the man who on Saturday 4th August 2012 became the first amputee to compete at the Olympic Games;*;It has been a long road for South Africa(***)s Oscar Pistorius who fought a hard campaign to compete alongside able-bodied athletes. He was banned in 2007 but a year later the Court of Arbitration overturned the decision so he was allowed to follow his Olympic dream ;*;Affectionately nicknamed the (***)blade runner(***), Pistorius lined up in lane six for the opening 400m heat. But what would happen to the man who had the eyes of the world on his blades? ;*;Pistorius qualified in relaxed fashion finishing second behind heat winner Luguelin Santos of the Dominican Republic. He even had time to ease up over the final few metres but still set his fastest time of the year ;*;The reaction to Pistorius(***) run has been overwhelmingly positive. Premier League footballer Joseph Barton called him (***)an inspiration(***) and many on Twitter said he was their hero;*;However, the Oscar Pistorius story is not black and white. If he wins the 400m gold then eyebrows may start to raise. But right now he is enjoying his success and popularity ;*;He had some moving words for the media who fought to get the attention of the man of the moment. "I(***)ve worked for six years... to get my chance." He continued, "I found myself smiling in the starting blocks. Which is very rare in the 400 meters." ;*;The Olympic journey ended for Pistorius when he finished last in the semifinals. He is now looking ahead to Rio and once again taking on able-bodied athletes and inspiring the world Daylife ID:
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In Pictures: Oscar Pistorius makes history http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Oscar-Pistorius-makes-history-Pictures of Oscar Pistorius as he becomes the first amputee to take part in the Olympics.en-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Sat, 04 Aug 2012 10:31:51 GMTSat, 04 Aug 2012 10:35:03 GMTNo title givenhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Oscar-Pistorius-makes-history-?image_id=03kq7BldxI1iTSouth Africa's Oscar Pistorius and fellow athletes walk off the track following a men's 400-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.Sat, 04 Aug 2012 09:54:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Oscar-Pistorius-makes-history-?image_id=03kq7BldxI1iTDavid J. Phillip APAP PhotoSouth Africa's Oscar Pistorius and fellow athletes walk off the track following a men's 400-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.No title givenOlympic Games 2012 Athletics, Track and Fieldhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Oscar-Pistorius-makes-history-?image_id=0dUF7zAeUA2siOscar Pistorius of South Africa shortly after the start of his race in the men's 400m heats during the London 2012 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium, London, Britain, 04 August 2012.Sat, 04 Aug 2012 10:04:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Oscar-Pistorius-makes-history-?image_id=0dUF7zAeUA2siDIEGO AZUBELEPAEPA ImagesOscar Pistorius of South Africa shortly after the start of his race in the men's 400m heats during the London 2012 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium, London, Britain, 04 August 2012.Olympic Games 2012 Athletics, Track and FieldOlympic Games 2012 Athletics, Track and Fieldhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Oscar-Pistorius-makes-history-?image_id=0g6H2CH11m2J5Oscar Pistorius (L) of South Africa crosses the finish line in his race in the men's 400m heats during the London 2012 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium, London, Britain, 04 August 2012.Sat, 04 Aug 2012 10:10:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Oscar-Pistorius-makes-history-?image_id=0g6H2CH11m2J5FRANCK ROBICHONEPAEPA ImagesOscar Pistorius (L) of South Africa crosses the finish line in his race in the men's 400m heats during the London 2012 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium, London, Britain, 04 August 2012.Olympic Games 2012 Athletics, Track and FieldNo title givenhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Oscar-Pistorius-makes-history-?image_id=0dTi8hece69eqSouth Africa's Oscar Pistorius, center, runs with Jamaica's Rusheen McDonald, left, Dominican Republic's Luguelin Santos, second left and Russia's Maksim Dyldin, right, in a men's 400-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.Sat, 04 Aug 2012 10:08:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Oscar-Pistorius-makes-history-?image_id=0dTi8hece69eqMartin MeissnerAPAP PhotoSouth Africa's Oscar Pistorius, center, runs with Jamaica's Rusheen McDonald, left, Dominican Republic's Luguelin Santos, second left and Russia's Maksim Dyldin, right, in a men's 400-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.No title givenOlympic Games 2012 Athletics, Track and Fieldhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Oscar-Pistorius-makes-history-?image_id=0azU7BW0FDdZcOscar Pistorius of South Africa (C) on the final stretch of his race in the men's 400m heats during the London 2012 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium, London, Britain, 04 August 2012.Sat, 04 Aug 2012 09:57:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Oscar-Pistorius-makes-history-?image_id=0azU7BW0FDdZcBERND THISSENEPAEPA ImagesOscar Pistorius of South Africa (C) on the final stretch of his race in the men's 400m heats during the London 2012 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium, London, Britain, 04 August 2012.Olympic Games 2012 Athletics, Track and FieldOlympics Day 8 - Athleticshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Oscar-Pistorius-makes-history-?image_id=0gcS9XR5yjeiNLONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: In this handout photo finish image supplied by Omega, Luguelin Santos of Dominican Republic (R) leads Oscar Pistorius of South Africa (C) during the Men's 400m Round 1 Heats, on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 8, 2012 in London, England.Sat, 04 Aug 2012 09:59:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Oscar-Pistorius-makes-history-?image_id=0gcS9XR5yjeiNHandoutGetty ImagesGetty ImagesLONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: In this handout photo finish image supplied by Omega, Luguelin Santos of Dominican Republic (R) leads Oscar Pistorius of South Africa (C) during the Men's 400m Round 1 Heats, on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 8, 2012 in London, England.Olympics Day 8 - AthleticsOlympics Day 8 - Athleticshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Oscar-Pistorius-makes-history-?image_id=03Ss49g1py25xLONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Oscar Pistorius of South Africa after competing in the Men's 400m Round 1 Heats on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 4, 2012 in London, England.Sat, 04 Aug 2012 09:54:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Oscar-Pistorius-makes-history-?image_id=03Ss49g1py25xPaul GilhamGetty ImagesGetty ImagesLONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Oscar Pistorius of South Africa after competing in the Men's 400m Round 1 Heats on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 4, 2012 in London, England.Olympics Day 8 - AthleticsOlympics Day 8 - Athleticshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Oscar-Pistorius-makes-history-?image_id=0e2bfbA9DAb1uLONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Oscar Pistorius of South Africa competes in the Men's 400m Round 1 Heats on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 4, 2012 in London, England.Sat, 04 Aug 2012 10:03:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Oscar-Pistorius-makes-history-?image_id=0e2bfbA9DAb1uAlexander HassensteinGetty ImagesGetty ImagesLONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Oscar Pistorius of South Africa competes in the Men's 400m Round 1 Heats on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 4, 2012 in London, England.Olympics Day 8 - Athletics

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