Oliveira beats Pistorius in 200m
Going into the Games, Oscar Pistorius was the undisputed poster boy of the Paralympic movement â becoming the first double amputee runner to qualify for the Olympics and powering to victory the 100m, 200m, and 400m T44 finals in Beijing.
He was expected to resoundingly win the 200m in London, and it looked as though that would be the case until the final 80m of the 2 September final, when an unknown Brazilian by the name of Alan Oliveira a 20-year-old who learned to run on wooden prostheses after losing his legs to septicemia - made a late push to overtake Pistorius on the finish line.
Oliveiraâs win led to a furious Pistorius transforming into Oscar the Grouch, berating the IPC in a post-race interview for allowing his rival to compete on blades he believed were too long, complaining he was "not running in a fair race".. He later apologised for the timing of his remarks, and eventually gave Oliveira praise for what was an undoubtedly incredible run.