Shane Victor

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Shane Victor
Personal information
Nationality  South Africa
Born (1988-12-29) 29 December 1988 (age 25)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 400 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 400 m 46.13 (Durban 2011)

Shane Victor (born 29 December 1988) is a South African sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres. He won a silver medal in the 4 × 400 m relay at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics in Daegu.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Victor was part of the South African team in the 4x400 metres relay race. In the first semifinal, Ofentse Mogawane fell and dislocated his shoulder when he collided with Kenya's Vincent Kiilu, resulting in South Africa's withdrawal from the race.[1] South Africa was passed into the final on appeal to the IAAF, due to interference from the Kenyan athlete who downed Mogawane. They were assigned the 9th lane[2] and finished in 8th place with their season's best time of 3:03.46.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New York Times, "Pistorius’s Relay Ends Before It Begins", Andrew Das, 9 August 2012
  2. ^ Newsday, "Oscar Pistorius, South Africa to run in 4x400-meter Olympic final on appeal", Associated Press, 9 August 2012
  3. ^ Greenberg, Chris (11 August 2012), Oscar Pistorius, South African 4x400M Relay Team Finish 8th As Bahamas Wins Gold, The Huffington Post, retrieved 22 August 2012 

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