London 2012: Oscar Pistorius makes history at London 2012

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Pistorius becomes the first amputee sprinter to compete at the Olympics

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius has made history by becoming the first amputee sprinter to compete at the Olympics.

The four-time Paralympic champion, whose legs were amputated below the knee as a baby, finished second in his 400m heat to reach Sunday's semi-final.

His time of 45.44 seconds saw him come home behind Luguelin Santos of the Dominican Republic, who won in 45.04.

"I didn't know if I should cry or be happy. It was such a mix of emotions," Pistorius told BBC Sport.

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