IPC: No sanction for Oscar after outburst

Sep 05, 2012, 08:22 IST | AFP

No disciplinary action will be taken against Oscar Pistorius after he hit out at fellow competitors following his T44 200m defeat, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on yesterday

“There will be no disciplinary action against Oscar,” IPC media and communication director Craig Spence told a news conference at Olympic Park in east London. 

Oscar Pistorius

Pistorius, a double below-the-knee amputee since childhood who runs on J-shaped carbon fibre prostheses, sensationally lost his first 200m race in nine years on Sunday when Brazil’s Alan Oliveira came from behind in the home straight to take the sprint on the line at the Olympic Stadium. The 25-year-old South African, who took silver, then claimed at trackside that he was at a disadvantage because his fellow competitors were “a lot taller” and he was unable to compete with their stride length.

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