I don't want to be competing in a sport where I feel that I'm here not on my talent and my hard work but because of a piece of equipment.
You're not disabled by the disabilities you have, you are able by the abilities you have.
I want to wake up every day and feel that I'm training harder than my competitors, that I'm dieting harder, that I'm recovering better. That's what gives me confidence when I'm lining up on the blocks. I've never gone out to prove people wrong. I just want to be the best that I can possibly be.
I have a strong sense that I have to educate people about disability. Oscar Pistoriu
To have been selected to represent Team South Africa at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the individual 400m and the 4x400m relay is a real honor and I am so pleased that years of hard work, determination and sacrifice have all come together.