“Thank you to everyone who has supported me, that was UNBELIEVABLE! Was so amazing to feel the energy from the crowd! Semi-final tomorrow! :)” he tweeted to his followers after the heat. – Pistorius, 25, Is First Double-Amputee Sprinter to Compete in Olympic Games

THE WORDS on the Nike ad say it all.

I was born without bones below the knee.
I only stand 5 feet 2.
But this is the body I have been given.
This is my weapon.
How I conquer. How I wage my war.
This is how I broke the world record 49 times.
How I became the fastest thing on no legs.
This is my weapon.
This is how I fight.

The verdict: “Miraculous.”