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Pistorius pipped by Oliveira

London - Brazil's Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira upset defending champion Oscar Pistorius to win the men's 200m title at the London Paralympic Games on Sunday.

South African Pistorius streaked into an early lead and was almost 10m ahead as the athletes came into the closing straight.

Brazil's Alan Oliveira (left) celebrates in front of South Africa's Oscar Pistorius after winning the men's 200m T44 classification at the Olympic Stadium during the London 2012 Paralympic Games on Sunday. This classification is for athletes with an impairment that affects their arms or legs, including amputees. Credit: Reuters

The Brazilian, however, struck back in the closing stages to eat up the ground and surge past Pistorius in the final few metres.

Oliveira finished with a time of 21.45 seconds, seven tenths of a second ahead of Pistorius, with American Blake Leeper in third place. - Reuters

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