Oscar Pistorius out of 1,600 relay final

Updated: September 1, 2011, 10:23 PM ET
Associated Press

DAEGU, South Korea -- Double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius was left off South Africa's team for the 1,600-meter relay final Friday, a day after helping the squad qualify at the world championships.

"Haven't Been included in the Final for the SA Mens 4x400m. Pretty Guttered," Pistorius wrote in a Twitter message.

Instead of Pistorius, the South African team decided to go with L.J. van Zyl, who won the bronze medal in the 400 hurdles.

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