Daegu: Double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius on Sunday qualified for the semifinals of the 400 meters, finishing third in the final heat at Daegu Stadium.
The South African qualified for Monday`s semifinals in 45.39 seconds. The final is Tuesday.
Pistorius was running against able-bodies athletes at a major championship for the first time. The South African, who had his legs amputated when he was a baby, runs on carbon-fiber blades.
Pistorius is also expected to run the leadoff leg of South Africa`s 4x400 relay team next weekend.