Oscar Pistorius Biography


Oscar Pistorius

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Birth Name: Oscar Pistorius
Date of birth:
Birth Country: South Africa
Height: 5 Feet 1 Inch
Birth Sign: scorpio
Age:   30 Years
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Oscar Pistorius, who is also nicknamed as Blade Runner, is a sprint runner from South Africa. He is the Paralympic champion and the winner of able-bodied world track medal in the 2011 World Championships in Athletics. These days, he is known for being a convicted murderer. Oscar Pistorius was born as Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa to Sheila Pistorius and Henke Pistorius. He is white South African and is of Italian descent.

Oscar dated South African model, Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp for few years. He was seen having romantic love affairs with her at the end of 2012 and early 2013. On the Valentine's Day 2013, he shot her in his home. She died in this incident. He later claimed that he was mistaken as he shot her thinking intruder hiding in the bathroom. He was sentenced to five years prison.

When Oscar was just 11 months old, he lost both of his legs. His legs were amputated below the knee. Though he didn't have both of his legs, he never felt he had no legs because of the love and care from her mother. He received his formal education from Constantia Kloof Primary School. Later he joined Pretoria Boys High School. There he was in rugby union in the school's third XV team. He also appeared in the club Olympic wrestling but after he suffered a serious knee injury in a rugby game, he began his interest in running. In 2006, he got enrolled at University of Pretoria where he majored in business management with sports science. He took part in T44 in 2004. He is one of the successful prosthetics; he was often being criticized for his artificial limbs. His net worth is said to be around $5 million.

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Born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa

1986 22nd of November

Oscar Pistorius was born as Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa to Sheila Pistorius and Henke Pistorius. He is white South African and is of Italian descent. He is five feet and one inch tall. 

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His legs were amputated

1987 of October

When Oscar was just 11 months old, he lost both of his legs. His legs were amputated below the knee. Though he didn't have both of his legs, he never felt he had no legs because of the love and care from her mother. 

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Played water polo

1998

While he was in Pretoria Boys High School, he was in rugby union in the school's third XV team. At the age of 11, he also played water polo. He also used to compete in tennis at provincial level.

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Competed in T44

2004

He appeared in the club Olympic wrestling but after he suffered a serious knee injury in a rugby game, he began his interest in running. He took part in T44 in 2004. That year, he competed in the 2004 Summer Paralympics.

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Joined University of Pretoria

2006

He received his formal education from Constantia Kloof Primary School. Later he joined Pretoria Boys High School. In 2006, he got enrolled at University of Pretoria where he majored in business management with sports science. 

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Won World Championships in Daegu

2011

Oscar Pistorius, who is also nicknamed as Blade Runner, is a sprint runner from South Africa. He is the Paralympic champion and the winner of able-bodied world track medal in the 2011 World Championships in Athletics. He also won the gold medal in Nedbank Championships for the physically.

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Began dating Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp

2012

Oscar dated South African model, Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp for few years. He was seen having romantic love affairs with her at the end of 2012 and early 2013. She was murdered on the Valentine's Day of 2013.

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Shot his girlfriend

2013 14th of February

On the Valentine's Day 2013, he shot her in his home. She died in this incident. He later claimed that he was mistaken as he shot her thinking intruder hiding in the bathroom. He was sentenced to five years prison.

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