Pistorius was beaten by Brazil’s Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira who completed the race in 21.45 seconds. In a post-race interview Pistorius said that it hadn’t been a fair race and asked that the International Paralympic Committee investigate the use of the longer prosthetics:
“Don’t focus on the disability,” Oscar Pistorius told the world before these Games. “Focus on the ability.” How right he was. There was no room for sentimental thoughts or emotional notions after the T44 200m final.
It was not a procession or a coronation, but a race, raw and fast. And Pistorius came second. He was beaten to the line by Brazil’s Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira, who won in 21.45sec. Pistorius was .07sec behind him. He reacted furiously, telling the TV cameras in his post-race interview that “we aren’t racing a fair race”.