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  1. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Stage set for ‘Battle of the Blade Runners’

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 06:05pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... became the first double-amputee to compete at the Olympics, remains at the centre of a row after questioning the length of his rivals’ artificial running blades in his 200m defeat. South Africa’s National Paralympic Committee has written to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) claiming that some athletes swapped their blades mid-competition, which is against the rules. Pistorius, ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    ‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius dethroned, Brazil triumphs

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 09:13am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... was at a disadvantage because of the length of some of his rivals’ artificial running blades. “The IPC [International Paralympic Committee] don’t want to listen,” the South African “Blade Runner” told Britain’s ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong ‘blade runner’ stands tall again after rediscovering the sport he loves

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 09:33pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Lock forward Chris Harris has found new friends and renewed confidence since joining Leighton Asia HKCC Freeze Hong Kong’s own “blade runner” Chris ... an artificial limb. As far as I’m concerned I walk and run normally.” Fitted out with a Flex Foot – similar to the one South African runner Oscar Pistorius made famous – Harris has made himself ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport

    Sports Digest, December 14, 2012

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF, AGENCIES

    ... 'Blade Runner' beats thoroughbred Maserati South African Oscar Pistorius, who became the first disabled runner to compete in the Olympics when he ran in the 400 metres, beat Arab horse Maserati in the Run Like the Wind race in Doha. The 26-year-old, known as the Blade Runner because of the carbon-fibre blades he uses after having his legs amputated below the knee before ...

  5. Sport

    ‘Blade Runner’ takes centre stage at Paralympics

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 04:00pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Oscar Pistorius on Saturday began the defence of his three sprint titles with a bang, breaking the world record in the T44 200m, as Irish runner Jason Smyth ... that he would complete the sprint clean-sweep. “I’ve done a world record tonight, so we’ll see what happens, but the 100m isn’t really my event,” he told reporters. Pistorius, nicknamed the “Blade ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Pistorius wins first London Paralympics gold

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 09:04am by Associated Press in London

    ... Associated Press in London Oscar Pistorius captured his first gold medal of the London Paralympics when he helped South Africa win the 4x100-metre relay in a world-record time at the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday. The double amputee, known as “Blade Runner”, anchored the team home in a time of 41.78 seconds. South Africa set the previous record at 42.50 in February. ...

  7. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Blade Thompson double lifts Hurricanes past Crusaders

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 02:11am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Unheralded lock scores a brace in surprise derby triumph Thompson double gives Hurricanes upset win Two tries from Blade Thompson carried the Hurricanes to an upset 16-9 victory in a crucial Super Rugby derby clash in Wellington on Saturday. The unheralded lock scored the only tries in the cliffhanger match, with the Hurricanes' second win ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - FENCING

    Teenager Karen Chang already competing in senior world fencing championships

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 12:26am by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung kevin.kung@scmp.com Flashing blade Karen Chang is on the fast track The jump from cadet to senior fencer has come in a flash for Karen Chang Ngai-hing- as quickly as a blade ... I was looking forward to the Universiade, Asian and World Junior Championships next year,' said Chang, who was runner-up in the sportsperson category at Student of the Year awards organised ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    'Drunk' Oscar Pistorius in nightclub brawl, says South African media

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:41pm by AFP

    ... and thinking I couldn't drink it while my friends were being spoken of like that," he said. He said at some point the sprinter known as the "Blade Runner" got aggressive and started ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Three French national players hurt in nightclub machete attack

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 11:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Millau, France Group of assailants assaulted Aurelien Rougerie, Julien Pierre and Benjamin Kayser as they walked back to their hotel Clermont shocked by brutal attack on players French glamour club Clermont expressed shock and anger after three of their star players were attacked and injured by a group of blade-wielding assailants outside a nightclub ...




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