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Last chance for Pistorius to qualify for 400

India TV News Desk 28 Jun 2012, 22:41:37 IST
India TV News Desk
Benin, Jun28: Double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius has one last chance to qualify for the 400 meters at the Olympics after making the final in the African Championships.

Pistorius ran 46.14 seconds to finish second in his semifinal on Thursday and qualify for Friday's final, when he has to post 45.30 or better to be eligible in his individual event.

The window for South African athletes to qualify for the London Games closes on Saturday, meaning Pistorius would dramatically make it with a day to spare should he do it.

Pistorius has set an Olympic time this season with a 45.20 in Pretoria in March, but South Africa's track federation wants athletes to run qualifying times twice and at least once at an international meet to be considered for the games.