JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former world champion Caster Semenya has been included in South Africa’s initial team for the London Olympics, while double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius hasn’t been picked yet.
South Africa’s Olympic committee said Wednesday’s selection represents “the bulk” of the team to go to London, but some athletes still can qualify and be added ahead of the June 30 cutoff.
Pistorius has yet to meet the South African qualifying criteria. He needs one more time of 45.30 seconds or better before the end of the month to be eligible to compete in the 400 meters in London.
South African Olympic committee chief executive Tubby Reddy tells The Associated Press his body won’t relax the qualifying criteria for Pistorius.