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Pistorius on form in track return

Oscar Pistorius
Pistorius hopes to run the 400 at the Beijing Olympics

Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius completed a sprint treble with two wins at a Dutch Paralympic event on Sunday.

Pistorius, who hopes to run the 400m at the Beijing Olympics, won the event in 47.92 secs and the 100m in 11.48, a day after coming first in the 200m.

Earlier this month, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) gave the South African the green light to compete in able-bodied races.

But he will wait until July before attempting to qualify for the Olympics.

After winning the 200 Saturday in 22.04 - well off his world record best of 21.58 - the 21-year-old said he was relieved to be back on the track.


"Red track, green grass and blue skies. Compared to the white walls of the [testing] institute or the dark woods of a courtroom, it is not the same," he said.

The event was his first international meeting in 10 months and Pistorius next plans to participate in an able-bodied race in Milan on 2 July, which will be followed by others later next month in Rome and Lucerne.

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