Tuesday Sept 16, 2008
BEIJING (AP) -- Double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius has won his
third gold medal at the Paralympics, taking the 400 meters to go
with his victories in the 100 and 200.
The South African ran a world-record for his disability class
Tuesday, clocking 47.49 seconds at the Bird's Nest National
Stadium. Silver went to American Jim Bob Bizzell and bronze to Ian
Jones of Britain.
The three golds were some consolation for Pistorius, who had
hoped to qualify for the Beijing Olympics.
Pistorius' next goal is to qualify for the world championships
next year in Berlin, where he would face able-bodied runners. He is
also looking toward the London 2012 Olympics.
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