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Oscar Pistorius' brother makes 'miraculous' recovery after car crash

Oscar Pistorius' brother makes 'miraculous' recovery after car crash

PRETORIA, South Africa, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Carl Pistorius, brother of Paralympian-turned-murder suspect Oscar Pistorius, has made a "miraculous recovery" following a head-on car crash earlier this month.
Gabrielle Levy
Defense presents closing arguments in Oscar Pistorius trial

Defense presents closing arguments in Oscar Pistorius trial

PRETORIA, South Africa, Aug. 8 (UPI) --Closing arguments in the murder trial of Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius concluded on Friday. A verdict is expected on September 11.
JC Finley
Oscar Pistorius allegedly involved in drunken altercation at South Africa nightclub

Oscar Pistorius allegedly involved in drunken altercation at South Africa nightclub

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 15 (UPI) --South African Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius was allegedly involved in a drunken altercation at a nightclub in Johannesburg with patron Jared Mortimer.
Evan Bleier
Defense rests in Pistorius case

Defense rests in Pistorius case

PRETORIA , South Africa, July 8 (UPI) --Oscar Pistorius' defense team rested its case in his Pretoria, South Africa, murder trial.
Ed Adamczyk
Oscar Pistorius depressed, suicide risk, and suffering from PTSD, says psych evaluation

Oscar Pistorius depressed, suicide risk, and suffering from PTSD, says psych evaluation

PRETORIA, South Africa, July 2 (UPI) --A psychiatric evaluation of former Olympian Oscar Pistorius found that he is depressed, struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, and a suicide risk.
JC Finley
Oscar Pistorius trial resumes after psychiatric evaluation

Oscar Pistorius trial resumes after psychiatric evaluation

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 30 (UPI) --Two reports found that Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed Reeva Steenkamp and the former Olympian is back in court.
Evan Bleier
Judge in Oscar Pistorius trial outlines his mental assessment plan

Judge in Oscar Pistorius trial outlines his mental assessment plan

PRETORIA, South Africa, May 20 (UPI) --Oscar Pistorius will spend 30 days in Weskoppies psychiatric hospital as they determine whether he was mentally incapacitated at the time of the shooting.
Aileen Graef
Judge orders psychiatric evaluation for Oscar Pistorius

Judge orders psychiatric evaluation for Oscar Pistorius

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 14 (UPI) --A judge overseeing the murder trial of former Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has ordered the accused to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
JC Finley
Prosecutor requests independent psychiatric evaluation for Oscar Pistorius

Prosecutor requests independent psychiatric evaluation for Oscar Pistorius

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 12 (UPI) --Gerrie Nel, the prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial, wants the former Olympic athlete to undergo an independent psychiatric evaluation.
JC Finley
Oscar Pistorius back on trial Monday

Oscar Pistorius back on trial Monday

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 4 (UPI) -- Oscar Pistorius trial was put on hold due to public holidays and scheduling conflict with state counsel.
Danielle Haynes
Report: Oscar Pistorius took acting lessons for his 'days in court'

Report: Oscar Pistorius took acting lessons for his 'days in court'

PRETORIA, South Africa, April 21 (UPI) -- Oscar Pistorius took acting lessons for his "days in court" according to a blog post by South African journalist Jani Allan.
Evan Bleier
Pistorius testifies he didn't consciously pull trigger when he shot girlfriend

Pistorius testifies he didn't consciously pull trigger when he shot girlfriend

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, April 15 (UPI) -- At South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Tuesday, he testified that he did not consciously pull the trigger that killed Reeva Steenkamp.
JC Finley
Oscar Pistorius recalls killing Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius recalls killing Reeva Steenkamp

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 8 (UPI) -- Oscar Pistorius recounted in his testimony Tuesday the moment he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Aileen Graef
Oscar Pistorius apologizes to Steenkamp family

Oscar Pistorius apologizes to Steenkamp family

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 7 (UPI) -- An emotional Oscar Pistorius apologized to the family of Reeva Steenkamp as the court begins to hear the defense's case.
Aileen Graef
Oscar Pistorius trial postponed

Oscar Pistorius trial postponed

March 28 (UPI) -- The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has been postponed until April 7 due to one of the judge's assistants being sick.
Aileen Graef
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200 m: 1st (2008)

200 m (T44): 21.58 s (2007, WR)

Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius (born 22 November 1986) is a South African Paralympic runner. Known as the "Blade Runner" and "the fastest man on no legs", Pistorius is the double amputee world record holder in the 100, 200 and 400 metres (sport class T44) events and runs with the aid of Cheetah Flex-Foot carbon fibre transtibial artificial limbs by Ossur. In 2007 Pistorius took part in his first international able-bodied competitions. However, his artificial lower legs, while enabling him to compete, generated claims that he has an unfair advantage over able-bodied runners. The same year, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) amended its competition rules to ban the use of "any technical device that incorporates springs, wheels or any other element that provides a user with an advantage over another athlete not using such a device". It claimed that the amendment was not specifically aimed at Pistorius. After monitoring his track performances and carrying out tests, scientists took the view that Pistorius enjoyed considerable advantages over athletes without prosthetic limbs. On the strength of these findings, on 14 January 2008 the IAAF ruled him ineligible for competitions conducted under its rules, including the 2008 Summer Olympics. This decision was reversed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on 16 May 2008, the Court ruling that the IAAF had not provided sufficient evidence to prove that Pistorius's prostheses give him an advantage over able-bodied athletes.

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