Breakout Stars of the 2012 Olympics

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Breakout Stars of the 2012 Olympics

You might not know their names now, but these athletes will be all over your radar during the 2012 Olympic Games.

Oscar Pistorius

Age: 25
Event: Running (Men’s Sprinting)
Hometown: Pretoria, South Africa

Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee known as the Blade Runner, has been sprinting his way to victories in Paralympic events ever since he began participating in 2004. Pistorius has pushed the envelope so much that he’s qualified to represent South Africa in the Olympics in the 400m event and the 4x400m relay. It’s sure to be an inspiring and historic event when he steps up to the starting line.

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