Amputee runner Oscar Pistorius

Olympics Day 8 - Athletics
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Oscar Pistorius of South Africa competes in the Men's 400m Round 1 heat on Day 8 of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in London, England. (Photo by Julia Vynokurova/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

Double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius is competing at the London Olympics after being selected for South Africa's 1,600-meter relay team. Pistorius became the first amputee track athlete to compete at the games after South Africa's Olympic committee picked him July 4 as a late addition to their team.

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