Oscar Pistorius shatters 100m, 200m records
The Nedbank Championships for the Physically Disabled witnessed another phenomenal performance from Paralympic sprint legend Oscar Pistorius as he broke the world record in the 200m at Germiston Stadium on Thursday.
Pistorius clocked a time of 21,58 seconds to break the record of 21,66 he set at the World Championships in The Netherlands last year.
This was the 20-year-old’s second world record of the Nedbank Championships, after breaking the 100m world record on Wednesday in a time of 10,91 seconds.
The Pretoria Unversity student also became the first amputee sprinter ever to dip under the 11-seconds mark.
“I’m excited about my performances here this week,” Pretorius explained. “My times have improved over the last three-and-a-half seasons. My coach and I have been working on race strategy, training and dieting, and my times have come down a lot.” - Sapa