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Andrew Medichini  /  AP
South Africa's double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius just barely missed his chance at racing in the Olympics when he placed 7th in the 400-meter race.
updated 7/11/2008 7:36:07 PM ET 2008-07-11T23:36:07

Double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius has missed out in another attempt to qualify for the Olympics.

Running in the 400 meter B race at the Golden Gala meet in Rome, the South African finished in 46.62 seconds to place seventh.

He must run a 45.55 to qualify for the Olympics.

Last week in Milan, in his first able-bodied race in nearly a year, Pistorius ran a 47.78. His lifetime best is 46.36.

Pistorius resumed training less than two months ago after a sports arbitration court ruled he was eligible to run in Beijing.

The court overturned a decision by the IAAF that Pistorius' carbon-fiber prosthetics gave him an unfair advantage and that he should be banned from the Olympics and any other able-bodied race.

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