World Championships last year.
“And then I’d like to keep on defending my titles, get my 200m title back obviously, and just set quicker and quicker times.”
Pistorius was not in the mood to reignite the blades debate after exacting revenge over Oliveira, who trailed in fourth in the 400m, and he said the two rivals do not talk to each other because the Brazilian does not speak English.
Blake Leeper, who won 400m silver behind Pistorius, was another rival whose blades the South African had queried after the American took bronze in the 200m final.
But it is a measure of the respect Pistorius has earned from his Paralympic peers that Leeper did not have a bad word to say about him.
“People were looking at the bad side of it but I look at it like he really cares – not only about the Olympics but about the Paralympics too,” said Leeper.
“He may have said some negative things but it just shows the type of competitor he is. Every time he steps on the track he’s aiming to win regardless of whether it’s the Olympics or the Paralympics. He’s an amazing man.
“He’s a great and inspiring athlete and he inspires me each and every day. He’s so humble with it and to be able to push through all the trials and tribulations he’s been through and come out on top makes me want to work just as hard.”
Pistorius provided the perfect Olympic Stadium finale with his storming victory in the 400m, the event in which he reached the semi-finals at the Olympics, although he said his favourite moment had been his 4x100m relay victory.
He admitted he was not leaving London with all the medals he wanted, having won three golds in Beijing four years ago...They delivered and showed the world what Olympic and Paralympic sport is really about,” said Pistorius.
“Their attention to detail was absolutely phenomenal and that’s what made this Games the greatest Games there’s ever been. I’m sure it’s inspired millions of people around the world.”
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