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Double-amputee fails last chance for Games

/ Source: The Associated Press

Double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius fell short of the 400-meter qualifying time for the Beijing Olympics despite running a personal best Wednesday.

The 21-year-old South African finished third in 46.25 seconds. That is 11 hundredths faster than he ever ran before, but still outside the Olympic qualifying standard of 45.55.

It was the final chance for Pistorius to impress the South African selectors, but they can still choose to invite him on a six-man roster for the 1,600-meter relay.

The South African team for the Aug. 8-24 Beijing Games will be named on Thursday or Friday.