Oliveira 'shaken' by Pistorius comments
- From the section Disability Sport
Brazilian sprinter Alan Oliveira says he is "really shaken and upset" by rival Oscar Pistorius' claims that he beat the South African in the Paralympic T44 200m final because his artificial legs were too long.
The world record holder was overhauled by Oliveira in the final 20 metres. The Brazilian clocked 21.45 seconds, with Pistorius second in 21.52.
Oliveira adds that he "still admires" Pistorius, who has since apologised for the timing of his comments, but thinks the South African tried to take "the shine" away from his victory.