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Pistorius set for Olympic debut

2012-07-19 07:17:10 GMT2012-07-19 15:17:10(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Double-amputee sprinter, South African Oscar Pistorius, poses for photographers at the end of a 400 meter race in Lignano Stadium, near Udine, northern Italy, Tuesday, July 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Paolo Giovannini)

Double-amputee sprinter, South African Oscar Pistorius, attends a training session in Lignano Stadium, Udine, Northern Italy, Tuesday, July 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Paolo Giovannini)

Double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius is set to make his Olympic debut after being selected for South Africa's 1,600-meter relay team. He will be the first double-amputee athlete to compete at the Olympics, and is now focused on reaching the 400 semifinals — as he did at the worlds in South Korea last year.

(Agencies)

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