Oscar to defend his Paralympic titles

Oscar to defend his Paralympic titles


Oscar Pistorius has been included in South Africa’s London 2012 Paralympics team and will defend his 100m, 200m and 400-metres Paralympic titles, as one of 62 athletes named by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee on Wednesday.

Oscar said: “I am delighted to have my place confirmed for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

“I believe the Paralympics in London will be a high watershed for Paralympic sport and it will be a truly phenomenal event. I am going to face some of the world’s most incredible athletes, particularly in the 100m and I will be putting everything into trying to defend my titles.

“I am also hopeful that South Africa will field a 4x100m relay and our aspirations would be to set a world record in that event.”