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Pistorius 'doing well' after surgery

JOHANNESBURG -- Double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius was released from a hospital, where he had surgery following a boating accident.

Amelda Swartz, spokeswoman for Johannesburg's Milpark Hospital, said Thursday that Pistorius was "doing well' and had been sent home Wednesday.

Pistorius sustained head and facial injuries in a boating accident near Johannesburg on Saturday. He had surgery the following day.

Pistorius won three gold medals at the Paralympic Games in Beijing. He had his legs amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old because he had no calf bones.

Last year, an appeals court overturned a ban by the track and field governing body IAAF, which had ruled his carbon-fiber prosthetic racing blades gave him an unfair advantage.

The ban was overturned before the Beijing Olympics, but Pistorius failed to make the qualifying time in the 400 meters.

Pistorius is aiming to compete in the 100 and 400 at the Paralympic World Championships in May in Manchester, England.