Oscar Pistorius, first amputee runner in Olympic history

His achievements may have been slightly controversial, but Oscar Pistorius's effort to make the 2012 Olympic Games was nothing short of inspirational. With blades in place of where his legs should be, Pistorius made the semi-finals in London. He came last in that race but he left a legacy behind perhaps best shown when he swapped numbers with and embraced reigning world champion Kirani James after the race. The kind of respect he received showed that anything is possible, no matter your circumstances.

Photo by Getty Images Nov 22, 2012

Top moments in sport in 2012

Whether they defined matches, seasons or even careers, these moments made a big impact in sport in 2012.

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  1. Jeffrey06:52pm Thursday 27th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    yep 200 m hurdles.....done in the same time as 100 metres; strange really that she is so quick !

  2. turbo09:14am Tuesday 25th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Typical Yahoo reporting strewn with factual inaccuracies.

  3. Ashley Hollick06:16am Tuesday 25th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Joel Parkinson winning the WCT??

  4. Justin B07:07pm Monday 24th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Hmmmmm..... I didn't realise the 200m hurdles was an Olympic event....... I was much more familiar with the 100m hurdles (for women)........ Editorial responsibility anyone.....?!

  5. alienconcepts06:25pm Monday 24th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Do I havre to care ? Science and adventure is the real present and future

  6. Doryn10:25am Monday 24th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Usain Bolt's 9.63 seconds in the Olympics 100m sprint finals is not a world record. 9.59 is the world record Bolt set in Berlin in 2009. Someone needs to brush up on their facts here

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  7. Chris Doaln03:29pm Thursday 13th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    What about Casey Stoner. You Guys really need to look at more sport....