Oscar Pistorius says unfair blades as he is beaten by Brazil Alan Oliveira T44 200m
News Story Of The Day www.facebook.com Update Sep 3 Oscar Pistorius has apologised for the timing of his controversial comments about the blades used by Alan Fonteles Oliveira. Immediately after coming second in the T44 200m final on Sunday, Pistorius, also known as the "Blade Runner", angrily complained about the length of winner Oliveira's blades. In a statement on Monday, the South African sprinter apologised for his outburst but still insisted that it was "ridiculous" that Oliveira could win after being eight metres adrift at the 100m mark. He said: "I would never want to detract from another athlete's moment of triumph. "I do believe that there is an issue here and I welcome the opportunity to discuss it with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) but I accept that raising these concerns immediately as I stepped off the track was wrong," the South African double amputee said. "That was Alan's moment and I would like to put on record the respect I have for him." Original story "Don't focus on the disability," Oscar Pistorius told the world before these Games. "Focus on the ability." How right he was. There was no room for sentimental thoughts or emotional notions after the T44 200m final. It was not a procession or a coronation, but a race, raw and fast. And Pistorius came second. He was beaten to the line by Brazil's Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira, who won in 21.45sec. Pistorius was .07sec behind him. He reacted furiously, telling the TV cameras in his post <b>...</b>
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