/ 2 September 2011

Blade Runner not selected for relay final

Blade Runner Not Selected For Relay Final

Double-amputee Oscar Pistorius, who led South Africa to the final of the 4×400 metres at the World Athletics Championships, has not been selected for Friday night’s final.

The 24-year-old, who ran the first leg of Thursday’s momentous race, spoke of his pride following that qualifying heat.

On Friday his response was very different. “Pretty Guttered,” he wrote on Twitter.

“Thats me for the … World Champs! Gods blessed me! Semifinals in the 400m and a National Record in the 4x400m semi! Thank u all!x”

The 4x400m final will be the last race on Friday. — Reuters