Oscar Pistorius: 'London 2012 has been phenomenal'

Pistorius: 'London 2012 has been phenomenal'
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Oscar Pistorius describes the London Olympics Games as "phenomenal".

Oscar Pistorius has said that he believes the London Olympic Games have been "phenomenal".

The South African, who competes on carbon fibre blades, also said that the whole experience has been "amazing and inspiring".

The South African, nicknamed 'Blade Runner' due to his prosthetic limbs and blades, ran in the 400m and 4x400m for his country. He said that the support he has received inside the Olympic Stadium blew him away.

"Stepping out, especially for the first race, I just got goosebumps and butterflies, it has been such a blessing," Pistorius said on BBC Breakfast.

"All the athletes say how quick the track has been but I think it has been the energy from the crowd that made it that phenomenal.

"The IOC were always very open to having me compete if I made the qualification times and I always felt that was the hardest point, the training and getting down to the qualification criteria, but it was definitely worth it."

Pistorious was cleared after a court hearing to run in the Games despite opposition from his rivals who claimed that the blades were giving him an advantage.

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