CNN International is reporting that Brazilian runner Alan Fonteles Cardaso Oliveira defeated South African “Blade runner” Oscar Pistorius at the 2012 Paralympics. You may recall that Pistorius was the first double-amputee to participate in the able-bodied Summer Olympics when he competed at the 2012 Games in London. Pistorius was the favorite in the men’s 200 meters race at the Paralympics but was upset by the 20-year-old runner from Brazil. In a display of poor sportsmanship, Pistorius immediately attacked Oliveira and American bronze medalist Blake Leeper’s blade length saying that it gave them an unfair advantage. Pistorius later tweeted congratulations to the Brazilian runner and apologized for the timing of his outburst.
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