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Paralympic 'blade runner' beats Pistorius record

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>> 21.6 seconds, a gold medal and a new world record. New Zealand blade runner Liam Malone winning gold at the men's 200 in Rio. Breaking a Paralympic record previously held by disgraced South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius. Pistorius, one of the world's most famous disabled athletes, is serving six years in jail for murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
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22-year-old Malone defying expectations after securing a silver medal in the men's 100 meters T44 final. Then, charging down lane four at the Olympic stadium in Rio, getting gold and becoming a Paralympic champion. But it's far from over for the Kiwi. Wearing blades bought with donations from members of the New Zealand public, he has a chance to bag a third medal when the starting pistol fires for the 400 meters.