In a gesture of camaraderie and respect, Kirani James (R) of Grenada exchanges bibs with Oscar Pistorius (L) of South Africa after the Men's 400m semifinal on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 5, 2012 in London, England
Oscar Pistorius - is a South African sprint runner. Known as the "Blade Runner" and "the fastest man on no legs", Pistorius, who has a double amputation, is the world record holder in the 100, 200 and 400 metres events and runs with the aid of Cheetah Flex-Foot carbon fibre transtibial artificial limbs
South Africa's Oscar Pistorius (L) runs beside Venezuela's Albert Bravo in the men's 400m semi-final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 5, 2012.
After six years of training, Oscar Pistorius crouched in the starting blocks poised to make history. It was a serious moment, punctuated by years of work and court battles and controversy. And in what should have been a time of focus and intensity, Pistorius was crouched in the blocks, doing the unexpected. He was smiling. The first amputee ever to compete in track and field at the Olympics was overcome with joy. "I've worked for six years to try and make the 400-meter semifinal,"