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Oscar Pistorius Biography

Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius is a South African sprint runner. Even though he has has double below-knee amputations, he is the T44 world record holder for the 200 and 400 metres events, and the joint T43 record holder for the 100 metres. Although eligible to compete in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, Pistorius did not qualify for the South African team. In his attempt to qualify for the 400 metres he achieved third place and a personal best time of 46.25 seconds in Lucerne, Switzerland, on 16 July 2008. At the 2008 Summer Paralympics, he won gold medals in the 100, 200 and 400 metres (T44) sprints.   With his 400 metres time of 45.07 seconds on 19 July 2011, he achieved the "A" qualifying standard for the 2011 World Championships and 2012 Summer Olympics. As part of South Africa's silver medal winning relay team, he became the first amputee to win an able-bodied world track medal although he was not selected for the final. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Pistorius became the first double leg amputee to participate in the Olympics when he entered the men's 400 metres race and was part of South Africa's 4 × 400 metres relay team. He won gold medals in the men's 400 metre race in a Paralympic record time of 46.68 seconds and in the 4 × 100 metres relay in a world record time of 41.78 seconds. He also took a silver in the 200 metres race, having set a world record of 21.30 seconds in the semifinal.  

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Kevin Pietersen feels Oscar Pistorius deserved a greater punishment
Kevin Pietersen feels Oscar Pistorius deserved a greater punishment
Bladerunner's sentencing of 6 years for murder brings out strong reaction of dissent from Kevin Pietersen.
Judge sentences Oscar Pistorius to 6-year imprisonment
Judge sentences Oscar Pistorius to 6-year imprisonment
Oscar Pistorius has finally received a sentence for his homicide.
Pistorius says murdered girlfriend would want him to go free - ITV
Pistorius says murdered girlfriend would want him to go free - ITV
Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during the third day of his resentencing hearing for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in the North ...
Pistorius walks on stumps in court in bid to avoid jail
Pistorius walks on stumps in court in bid to avoid jail
Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius walks across the courtroom without his prosthetic legs during the third day of the resentencing hearing for ...
Date for fresh hearing of 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius murders case set for June 13-17
Date for fresh hearing of 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius murders case set for June 13-17
The disgraced former Paralympian will be up on the stands for murdering his girlfriend in 2013.
Reports: Oscar Pistorius sentencing set for June 13-17
Reports: Oscar Pistorius sentencing set for June 13-17
Citing sources, Sky News said Pistorius will be sentenced between June 13 and 17.
How did Oscar Pistorius lose his legs?
How did Oscar Pistorius lose his legs?
We take a look at the highs and lows of the story of the Oscar 'Blade Runner' Pistorius.
Oscar Pistorius granted bail in murder case
Oscar Pistorius granted bail in murder case
Pistorius' manslaughter conviction was recently overturned with the athlete convicted of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at the couple's home.
Oscar Pistorius found guilty of the murder of his girlfriend
Oscar Pistorius found guilty of the murder of his girlfriend
An appeals court in South Africa overturned the blade runner's earlier manslaughter conviction after he shot and killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the pair's home in Pretoria.
Oscar Pistorius released from prison on parole, will stay under house arrest
Oscar Pistorius released from prison on parole, will stay under house arrest
The South African Olympian is serving a manslaughter charge for the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013.
Oscar Pistorius released from jail
Oscar Pistorius released from jail
Oscar Pistorius released from jail and will serve the rest of his sentence under “correctional supervision” or house arrest.
Former England all-rounder Chris Lewis released from prison
Former England all-rounder Chris Lewis released from prison
In April 2000, Lewis had passed information to the England and Wales Cricket Board regarding match-fixing allegations involving offers made to him and three other English players by Indian bookmakers. He was not in the national team when he made the allegations, and the incident left him an unpopular figure in the cricket fraternity, and one that he claimed led to him being pushed out of county cricket.
Oscar Pistorius to be placed under correctional supervision
Oscar Pistorius to be placed under correctional supervision
The Blade Runner was sentenced to five years last year after shooting and killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Prosecution appeal against Oscar Pistorius verdict accepted
Prosecution appeal against Oscar Pistorius verdict accepted
Oscar Pistorius reacts in the Pretoria High Court on September 11, 2014 Johannesburg, Dec 10: The Pretoria High Court judge who sentenced South Af ...
Prosecutors set to appeal Pistorius verdict
Prosecutors set to appeal Pistorius verdict
Oscar Pistorius Pretoria, Dec 10 (IANS) A South African judge Wednesday granted prosecutors the right to appeal against the acquittal of Paralympi ...
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