Oscar Pistorius who is nicknamed "Blade Runner" receives an honorary degree from the University of Strathclyde, at the Barony Hall in Glasgow, Scotland. Danny Lawson/backpagepix/Press Association Images

GLASGOW: Oscar Pistorius, one of the great stars of London 2012, has been made an honorary doctor by Strathclyde University.

The double amputee was recognised for his outstanding sporting success at a ceremony in Glasgow yesterday.

The first double leg amputee to compete at both the Olympic and Paralympic Games – nicknamed Blade Runner – said the award of his honorary doctorate capped off an amazing year.

“Today is a very proud day for me,” he said. “Thank you to everyone at the university for their support, this truly does cap what has been an amazing year for me.”

Professor Sir Jim McDonald, principal of the university, said: “

As a leading technological university, we are committed to ‘useful learning’ – teaching and research that has an impact on society.” – Daily Mail Danny Lawson/backpagepix