published Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Pistorius stunned in 200 final at Paralympics

Brazil's Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira, left, celebrates after running in to win the gold medal ahead of South Africa's Oscar Pistorius, right, who took the silver medal in the men's 200m T44 category final during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, in London.
Brazil's Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira, left, celebrates after running in to win the gold medal ahead of South Africa's Oscar Pistorius, right, who took the silver medal in the men's 200m T44 category final during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, in London.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

LONDON — Oscar Pistorius lost his 200-meter title in the London Paralympics in a stunning upset Sunday, with Alan Oliveira overtaking the icon of the games at the finish line.

A month after making his groundbreaking Olympic debut, Pistorius had a clear lead going around the bend, but Oliveira stormed home to beat the South African by 0.07 seconds.

Pistorius had come to the Paralympics hoping to go one better than the trio of golds he won in Beijing in 2008.

Next up for the South African is the 400 relay, and he’ll be hoping to defend his titles in the 100 on Thursday and 400 on Saturday.

Last month, appearing alongside able-bodied athletes at the Olympics, Pistorius reached the 400 semifinals and the 1,600 relay final.

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