Oscar Pistorius will become the first amputee athlete to compete at the able-bodied World Championships, after being named in South Africa's squad.
The 24-year-old double-amputee, who competes on carbon fibre legs, will race in the 400m and 4x400m relay. The event begins in Daegu, South Korea on 27th August.
“This will be the highest-profile and most prestigious able-bodied event which I have ever competed in, and I will face the highest-calibre of athletes from across the planet” Pistorius went on to add: "I have dreamt for such a long time of competing in a major championships and this is a very proud moment in my life.
"It will be a great day for me when I set out on the track in Daegu and I hope to do my country proud.”