Last Updated: June 29, 2012 5:21pm
Oscar Pistorius: fell short of the 'A' standard by just two tenths of a second
Oscar Pistorius has admitted defeat in his bid to qualify for the 400 metres at the London Olympics.
The South African double amputee missed out on the 'A' standard in the final of the African Championships in Benin, clocking a time of 45.52 seconds to finish second.
The race was the 25-year-old's last chance to achieve the 'A' standard of 45.30 secs for a third time as required by the South African selectors.
He said: "My race today felt good and I'm pleased to have won the silver medal at the African Championships.
"I am obviously disappointed that my time was just outside of the Olympic qualification time by two tenths of a second."
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