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Pistorius stunned in 200m final at Paralympics

Monday, September 03, 2012 | 6:12 AM    

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LONDON,England (AP) — Oscar Pistorius lost his 200-metre title in the London Paraslympics 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 4x100m relay, and he'll be hoping to defend his titles in the 100m on Thursday and 400m on Saturday.

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

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