Quick Facts Of Oscar Pistorius

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Oscar Pistorius

A South African former professional sprinter and convicted murderer, Oscar Pistorius is widely known as the blade runner. He endured the amputation of both legs as an infant but still became highly active in sports. He took up running at age 16, and within a few months, he had captured gold at the 2004 Athens Paralympics. He was the first amputee athlete to compete in the Olympic. He attempted to enter non-disabled international competitions, over persistent objections by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) after becoming a Paralympic champion. He was the first amputee to win a non-disabled world track medal at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics and was also the first double-leg amputee participant to compete in the 4 times 400 meters relay at the 2012 Olympics. He runs with J-shaped carbon-fiber prostheses called the "Flex-Foot Cheetah" developed by biomedical engineer Van Phillips and manufactured by Ossur. In 2014, he was convicted of negligent killing in the death of his girlfriend, and the conviction was changed to murder in 2016. Additionally, he has gained several awards in his careers like the Laureus World Sports Award, and BBC Sports Personality of the Year Helen Rollason Award.

Personal Details

Real Name Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius
Nationality African
Ethnicity Afrikaner
Birth Nation South Africa
Place Of Birth Sandton, Johannesburg
Race white
Horoscope Sagittarius
Famous For Being a South African former professional sprinter.
Best Known For For being the blade runner.
Awards BBC Sports Personality of the Year Helen Rollason Award

Family Details

Father Henke Pistorius
Mother Sheila Pistorius
Sisters Aimee Pistorius
Brothers Carl Pistorius

Marital Status

Marital Status Unmarried
Sexual Orientation Straight

Education Details

High School Primary Schooland Pretoria Boys High School
University University of Pretoria

Body Statistics

Height 5 ft 1 in
Weight 80.6 kg (178 lb)
Hair Color dark brown
Eye Color dark brown
Body Build/Type Athletic

Net Worth & Salary

Source of Wealth Sporting Career
Net Worth $50,000

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