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But after an appeal, the Kenyans were disqualified and South Africa was given a reprieve, added to the final as a rare ninth team. Pistorius ran that time, anchoring his country’s team, but the South Africans ended up eighth.
"This whole experience was amazing ... to step out here in an Olympic final is more than I could have ever hoped for," Pistorius said after that race. "That opportunity to come here once again and finish today and not yesterday is a dream come true."
AP Sports Writer Gerald Imray contributed to this report.
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