Hmm, what was I saying about mechanical advantage?
He, (Pistorious) was, plainly, furious at the defeat. In a post-race interview he indicated that Oliveira, who prevailed in a time of 21.45 seconds, had the advantage of having longer prosthetic legs. Indeed, he held profound reservations about some of his fellow competitors, pointing out that Oliveira and American Blake Leeper had lengthened their prostheses in pursuit of an advantage.
“We’re not racing a fair race here,” he said immediately after the race. “The regulations say that you can make yourself unbelievably high.”
Please note that, unlike some of the usual dippy comments on the article, I have nothing to say about the man, whom I admire as much as any of the other athletes taking part in the games, especially the marathon and distance runners – and the blind five-a-siders.