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Oscar Pistorius was born with fibular hemimelia (congenital absence of the fibula) in both legs, and when he was 11 months old, his legs were amputated halfway between the knee and ankle. Fitted with artificial legs, he played sports at Constantia Kloof Primary and Pretoria Boys High School, including rugby, wrestling, water polo and tennis. After injuring his knee in rugby, he took up running as part of his rehabilitation. He runs with the aid of Cheetah Flex-Foot carbon fiber transtibial artificial limbs by Ossur, and has been the subject of controversy in the acceptance of prosthetics in sports competition. In January of 2008, the IAAF ruled him ineligible for able-bodied competitions as studies showed he might have an advantage over non-disabled runners. However, this ruling was overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sports in May of 2008.In 2012 Pistorius is the world record holder for T44 disability classification in the 100, 200 and 400 meter events. In 2012 he also became the first amputee runner to participate in the Olympic Games, where posted a time of 45.44 seconds to advance to the semi-finals of the 400 meter event. However, he failed to make the finals. He also ran in the 4 x 400 meter relay as part of the South African team, but failed to win a medal.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Oscar Pistorius -- Bloody Photo Shown in Court

Oscar Pistorius
Bloody Photo Shown in Court

Police photos of Oscar Pistorius, taken shortly after he shot his girlfriend last year, were shown in court on Friday ... showing the former Olympic hero standing on his blood-stained prosthetic… READ MORE >

Oscar Pistorius -- VOMITS IN COURT ... During Graphic Description of GF's Wounds

Oscar Pistorius
VOMITS IN COURT During Graphic Description of GF's Wounds

Oscar Pistorius threw up in court today ... several times ... as a pathologist detailed the injuries he found on Reeva Steenkamp's body after she was shot, in gruesome detail. Pistorius was… READ MORE >

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Oscar Pistorius -- Murder Trial Begins ... I Heard 'Bloodcurdling Screams'

Oscar Pistorius
Murder Trial Begins I Heard 'Bloodcurdling Screams'

Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius arrived to court in South Africa for Day 1 of his murder trial Monday -- and it's already getting intense ... with a neighbor saying she heard "bloodcurdling… READ MORE >

- 301 days ago
Oscar Pistorius Murder Scene -- Bloody Photos Surface

Oscar Pistorius
Murder Scene Bloody Photos Surface

Photos of the blood-spattered bathroom where Oscar Pistorius shot his girlfriend to death have surfaced on the web ... and they could prove to be crucial pieces of evidence in the runner's… READ MORE >

- 577 days ago
Oscar Pistorius -- When Are People Going to Feel Bad for ME???

Oscar Pistorius
When Are People Going to Feel Bad for ME???

Oscar Pistorius says the constant snarking about his murder charge is killing him.The former Olympian's family issued a statement whining about South African tabloids and social media boo-birds,… READ MORE >

- 627 days ago
Oscar Pistorius -- On the Run

Oscar Pistorius
On the Run

Oscar Pistorius returned to doing what he loves recently -- running on a track on a beautiful day with the sun beating down on his face ... while the girlfriend he shot to death is still dead.… READ MORE >

- 634 days ago
Oscar Pistorius -- Don't Worry, I'm Not RACING Anytime Soon

Oscar Pistorius
Don't Worry, I'm Not RACING Anytime Soon

Oscar Pistorius insists he WILL NOT enter any track meets in the near future ... even though a judge has cleared the way for the accused murderer to compete again ... TMZ has learned. Pistorius --… READ MORE >

- 641 days ago
Oscar Pistorius -- I'm NOT Suicidal

Oscar Pistorius
I'm NOT Suicidal

Girlfriend killer Oscar Pistorius is NOT on the verge of taking his own life -- despite multiple reports to the contrary -- this according to a source very close to Oscar.Various reports hit the… READ MORE >

- 658 days ago
Oscar Pistorius Plans Private Memorial for Girlfriend He Killed

Oscar Pistorius
Plans Private Memorial For GF He Killed

Oscar Pistorius is planning a private memorial service to honor his girlfriend, whom he shot and killed on Valentine's Day.The memorial for 29-year-old Reeva Steenkamp is scheduled to take place… READ MORE >

- 671 days ago
Oscar Pistorius -- Brother Facing Homicide Charges

Oscar Pistorius' Brother
Facing Charges of Homicide

Oscar Pistorius' older brother faces up to 15 YEARS in the slammer for allegedly killing a female biker during a fatal car crash -- this according to new reports. Carl Pistorius has been charged… READ MORE >

- 673 days ago

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