The South African Paralympics athlete, Oscar Pistorius won the silver medal this Friday, however Pistorius was replaced in the 4×400 meter race of his country. Despite not running the final, because he had participated in the series semifinals, he received the award.
Pistorius, 24, was part of the South African team running the first post for his country, but on Thursday he surpassed the record of his country and passed to the finals.
Both legs of this athlete were amputated when he was eleven month old. Now he runs with a prosthetics of carbon sheets, the IAAF set a condition to the South African to be registered in the replacement of 4×400 that made the first post and avoid any harm to other runners. (AV)