Pistorius confident of qualifying for Olympics



OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Oscar Pistorius says he believes he needs to run a time of just 45.70 seconds in the 400 meters to be eligible for selection to South Africa’s Olympic team.

The double-amputee sprinter originally thought he must run 45.30, an “A” qualifying time, once more before June 30 to earn a trip to the London Games.

But on Thursday, a day before the Golden Spike in the Czech Republic, Pistorius said a “B” time should work for him “because nobody in South Africa has posted a ‘B’ qualification time except for myself this year.”

He’s trying to make history by reaching the Olympics.

Pistorius says he is confident he should be able to post the time “before the end of the month.”