Oscar Pistorius is about all that is good with sport. A very thoughtful young man with a self depricating sense of humor, his story is about how a superb Mum raised her kids with seeing the sky as the limit. Oscar never saw handicaps, he saw fun.
The IAAF and IOC saw scientific issues, and both sides, at times, just did not get it. Like Usain Bolt’s story, Oscar Pistorius is a global phenomenon.
That he has made the RSA 4 x 400m pool for London is the right thing to do. He has the wheels and he has done nothing but make RSA and his countrymen and country women proud. Enough said. Good luck Mr. Pistorius.
Oscar Pistorius Media Statement
04 July 2012
Oscar Pistorius has released the following media
statement following the announcement by Team South Africa that he will
compete in the individual men’s 400m and 4x400m relay at the London 2012
Oscar Pistorius said:
“Today is truly one of the proudest days of my
life. To have been selected to represent Team South Africa at the London
2012 Olympic Games in the individual 400m and the 4x400m relay is a
real honour and I am so pleased that years of hard
work, determination and sacrifice have all come together.
I have run two Olympic ‘A’ standard times over the
past twelve months and with the time I ran at the African Championships
last week I know my speed and fitness are constantly improving so that I
will peak in time for the Olympics.
I have a phenomenal team behind me who have helped
get me here and I, along with them, will now put everything we can into
the final few weeks of preparations before the Olympic Games where I am
aiming to race well, work well through the
rounds, post good times and maybe even a personal best time on the
biggest stage of them all.
I am also hugely excited to then be competing to defend my three Paralympic titles at the Paralympic Games. I believe will see some amazing times posted and I am very much looking forward to what will
be an incredible Olympics and Paralympics in London.”