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The high-profile rematch with Oliveira, who beat Pistorius in the 200 meters at the London Paralympics last year, was to be a straight line 200 race on Copacabana beach to promote the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics.
The runner’s main goal for 2013 was to qualify for the worlds in Moscow in August, which is now almost certainly not going to happen.
Pistorius was the first amputee athlete to run at the world championships in 2011, then made history when he competed at last year’s Olympics in London.
He and his coach have both said that they aimed to retire from track after the Rio Games, but one of the world’s most famous athletes, who fought for years to be allowed to run against able-bodied competitors, is now facing the possibility he will never go to any major meet again.
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