Pistorius trains for potential Olympic debut

Oscar Pistorius hit the track on Sunday, ahead of track and field events at the London Olympics.

"Oscar Pistorius trains for track and field Olympic events on 29 July, 2012, in London, England. Picture: Marc Lewis/EWN.

LONDON - Oscar Pistorius appeared to be in high spirits while he trained ahead of his potential debut at an Olympic Games.

The "Blade Runner" made history by being selected to compete for Team SA in this year's Games.

Pistorius hit the track on Sunday, ahead of the up-coming track and field events next week.

Should he be selected, he will face a tough task ahead of the men's 4X100-metre relay.

Pistorius is the first double amputee to ever compete at the Olympics and has won the world over with his "never say die" attitude.

Along with 50-kilometre race walker Marc Mundell, hurdle specialist LJ Van Zyl and 800-metre sprinter Castor Semenya, Team SA was hard at work, putting their final touches to their preparations ahead of the track and field events which get underway next Friday.

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