Pistorius makes Olympic history

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius will make Olympic history today when he becomes the first amputee sprinter to compete in an Olympic Games. He will run in the 400 metres heats.

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Oscar Pistorius through to the 400m semi-finals

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius in the Men's 400m Heats during day eight of the London Olympic Games Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

South African paralympian and Olympic athlete spoke after his qualification in to the men's 400m:

"Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support us today. It was such a mix of emotions. Thank you so much to my family. This crowd is amazing. That's what it's all about - having that support. This crowd feels like a second home to me."


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