Pistorius 'must choose one Games or the other'
Friday 18 November 2011
Oscar Pistorius should not be allowed to run in both the Olympics and the Paralympics next year, according to Britain's greatest Paralympic athlete Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson.
Speaking to the Sports Journalists Association, Dame Tanni said while she was supportive of the South African double amputee running in the World Athletics Championships in Daegu earlier this year, there was a danger his participating in both Olympics and Paralympics would devalue the latter.
"The Paralympics mustn't become a 'B' Final," she said. "It's really tough to ask anyone to run in the Olympics and then peak again two weeks later, so if he wants to run in the Olympics and he qualifies, his event shouldn't be in the Paralympics."
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