Milan: Double amputee Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday qualified for the athletics world championships next month and could be on his way to the 2012 Olympics in London.
The South African clocked a personal best of 45.07 seconds in the 400 meters in the northern Italian town of Lignano on the Adriatic Sea. He needed a time of 45.25 to qualify for the worlds for the first time. The championships begin Aug. 27 in Daegu, South Korea.
The time also puts him on track to fulfill his dream of competing at the Olympics. Having achieved the "A'' qualifying time, he now only needs to be selected for the South African team.