Brazil's Oliveira stuns South-African Pistorius to claim Paralympic T44 gold

Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira of Brazil is congratulated by Oscar Pistorius of South Africa after winning gold in the Men's 200m - T44 on Day 4 / Photo: LOCOG

Brazil's Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira produced a blistering finish to edge out defending champion Oscar Pistorius in the men's 200m - T44 final at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday.

The South African looked to have the gold in the bag as he came off the bend in the lead and raced clear down the home straight, but Oliveira reeled him in to take gold in 21.45.

Pistorius, a Paralympic icon, came home second in 21.52, with stunned quiet from the 80,000 spectators greeting the result.

USA athlete Blake Leeper finished third to claim the bronze and Pistorius compatriot Arnu Fourie was fourth.

(Story and Photo credit: LOCOG)

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