LONDON - South Africa's Oscar Pistorius was left trailing in the wake of Britain's Jonnie Peacock who won the men's 100m final in a scorching time yesterday.
Pistorius could only finish fourth behind the United States' Richard Browne and South Africa's Arnu Fourie third. Peacock stormed out of the blocks and finished five hundredths of a second outside the world record in a time of 10.90.
Pistorius came into the event as defending champion, just as he did in the 200m on Sunday when he prompted controversy by complaining about the length of winner Alan Oliveira's prosthetic blades.
With one diving cross-court winner at the London Paralympics, a crutch-holding British table tennis player has become an Internet sensation. A clip of David Wetherill's outrageous shot in his match against Thomasz Kusiak of Germany has received more than 3 million hits on YouTube.
"My biggest concern was that I looked like some silly little disabled boy rolling across the floor," Wetherill said yesterday. "But that doesn't seem to have been the case."
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