Pistorius aiming for more records at London 2012

BY foxsports • May 23, 2011

''Blade Runner'' Oscar Pistorius is aiming for more world records at the 2012 London Paralympics.

On a visit Monday to London's new Olympic Stadium, the 24-year-old South African sprinter says ''my goal is to be the fastest man on the planet.''

Pistorius has been called ''the fastest man on no legs'' after winning gold medals in the 100, 200 and 400 in 2008.

He holds the world record in each and hopes to qualify for South Africa's Olympic team after a legal battle to clear his carbon-fiber prosthetic limbs for able-bodied competition.

London 2012 chief Sebastian Coe says ''he is such an inspiration to people around the world.''

Pistorius is in Britain for the seventh annual Paralympic World Cup, which runs May 23-28 in Manchester.


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