Oscar Pistorius, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Oscar Pistorius

South African Paralympic athlete

Date of Birth: 22-Nov-1986

Place of Birth: Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa

Profession: athletics competitor

Nationality: South Africa

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Oscar Pistorius

  • Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius (; Afrikaans: [pis't?rjus]; born 22 November 1986) is a South African former professional sprinter.
  • In 2015 he was convicted of the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.Both of Pistorius' feet had been amputated when he was 11 months old due to a congenital defect.
  • When he was born he was missing the outside of both feet along with both fibula bones in his legs.
  • Pistorius ran in both non-disabled sprint events and in sprint events for below-knee amputees.
  • He was the tenth athlete to compete at both the Paralympic Games and Olympic Games. After becoming a Paralympic champion, Pistorius attempted to enter non-disabled international competitions, over persistent objections by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and charges that his artificial limbs gave an unfair advantage.
  • Pistorius eventually prevailed in this legal dispute.
  • At the 2011 World Championships in Athletics, Pistorius became the first amputee to win a non-disabled world track medal.
  • At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Pistorius became the first double-leg amputee to participate in the Olympic Games. On 14 February 2013, Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, in his Pretoria home.
  • He claimed he had mistaken Steenkamp for an intruder hiding in the bathroom, but he was arrested and charged with murder.
  • At his trial the following year, Pistorius was found not guilty of murder, but guilty of culpable homicide.
  • He received a five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide and a concurrent three-year suspended prison sentence for a separate reckless endangerment conviction.He was temporarily released on house arrest in 2015 while the case was presented to a panel at the Supreme Court of Appeal, which overturned the culpable homicide verdict and convicted him of murder.
  • In July 2015, Judge Thokozile Masipa extended Pistorius' sentence to six years.
  • On appeal by the state for a longer prison sentence, the Supreme Court of Appeal more than doubled Pistorius' prison term to 13 years and five months.

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