December 20, 2014
South Africa's Oscar Pistorious in action during the 400-meter during the Golden Gala athletics meeting in Rome, July, 13, 2007. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
South African radio reports that double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorious has been badly injured in a boating accident.
Radio 702 says Pistorius was undergoing surgery and was in
serious but stable condition in an intensive care unit at a
Pistorius' manager, Peet van Zyl, says a statement would be
issued later Sunday.
Pistorius, nicknamed the Blade Runner for his prosthetic racing
blades, fought a legal battle to be allowed to compete against able
bodied athletes. He won the case, but missed out on qualifying for
the Beijing Olympics.
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