Oscar Pistorius and co. gave South Africa their fourth gold medal and set a new world record in 41.78 seconds at the Paralympic Games in London on Wednesday night.
Samkelo Radebe, Zivan Smith, Arnu Fourie and Oscar Pistorius set the stadium alight as they exchanged batons – in the form of an arm tap – first in each leg of the race.
Brazil‘s Alan Oliveira was close to catching Pistorius on the line but the Pistorius’s determination won through in the end.
“Our team remained calm before the race and we each knew what we had to do,” said Pistorius after the race.
“We came out here to break the world record and we smashed it. “It makes me proud to be a part of this team with these guys tonight.”
As it turned out, the Brazilians were disqualified for not touching the baton within the take-over zone as were the Americans for running out of their lane.
China‘s team jumped up to second place in 42.98 while Germany celebrated as they too moved into the medals with their time of 45.23.