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Old September 2, 2012, 04:39 PM
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Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorious loses the T4 200m in an astonishing final, but says the length of winner Alan Oliveira's artificial limbs gave him an unfair advantage.


Paralympic poster boy Pistorious was the favourite to win, but Brasil's Alan Oliveira raced ahead in the final 60m, taking over from the South African to win gold in an incredible finish.

Speaking after the race, Pistorious said that the Brazilian's long legs, helped by longer artificial limbs, meant that it was not a "fair race".

"I'm not taking away from Alan's performance but I can't compete with Alan's stride length," he said in an interview straight after the race.

"The IPC have their regulations and their regulations mean that some athletes can make themselves unbelievable high...his knee-heights are four inches higher than they should be."

Oliveira completed the race in a personal best of 21.45 seconds. Responding to Pistorious, he said that the length of his blades had been approved by the IPC and that he hadn't changed his blade during the competition.

The IPC responded with a statement, saying that all athletes' blades are measured and confirmed that Oliverira's passed the test.

Pistorious beat the world record in his qualifying heat for the 200m, but he failed to run as fast on Sunday evening.

http://www.channel4.com/news/blade-r...-for-200m-loss
Amazing race by Alan Oliveira but was it fare!!!
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