Pistorius excited ahead of Olympic debut

Team South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius hopes to bag a win for the country.

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius at an international press conference at the Olympics. Picture: SA Sports Picture Agency.

LONDON - Double amputee Oscar Pistorius on Wednesday said his London 2012 Olympic experience has been surreal thus far.

The blade runner will take to the track on Saturday for his first appearance of the Games.

With a huge smile on his face, Pistorius explained how overwhelmed he has been in London.

The blade runner faced a rocky road to the Olympics.

He came under sharp criticism from various parties, who felt he should not have participated in the able-bodied Games.

In spite of that, the South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) included Pistorius in the team.

Team South Africa hopes that he can win the 400 metre sprint and the men's 4x100m relay.