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Oscar Pistorius receives 5-year sentence

Oscar Pistorius receives 5-year sentence

PRETORIA, South Africa, Oct. 21 (UPI) --Oscar Pistorius, Olympic and Paralympic track star, was given a five-year sentence Tuesday in Pretoria, South Africa, in the shooting death of his girlfriend.
Ed Adamczyk
Pistorius' siblings: We stand by our brother

Pistorius' siblings: We stand by our brother

PRETORIA, Australia, Oct. 20 (UPI) --Oscar Pistorius' siblings said they will stand by their brother and don't have any doubts in his account of the night he fatally shot Reeva Steenkamp.
Juliegrace Brufke
Final arguments in Pistorius case, sentencing Tuesday

Final arguments in Pistorius case, sentencing Tuesday

PRETORIA, South Africa, Oct. 17 (UPI) --Oscar Pistorius' sentencing hearing ended Friday in Pretoria, South Africa, with the judge expected to deliver the sentence Tuesday.
Ed Adamczyk
Cousin: Reeva Steenkamp's death 'ruined our family'

Cousin: Reeva Steenkamp's death 'ruined our family'

PRETORIA, South Africa, Oct. 16 (UPI) --Reeva Steenkamp's cousin Kim Martin said her reaction to hearing that Oscar Pistorius had allegedly shot his girlfriend was that she hoped he was cheating.
Gabrielle Levy
Oscar Pistorius would 'break' in prison, pushes restitution instead

Oscar Pistorius would 'break' in prison, pushes restitution instead

PRETORIA, South Africa, Oct. 14 (UPI) --Witnesses for Oscar Pistorius warned his disabilities would leave him vulnerable in prison, arguing that he should instead by placed under house arrest.
Gabrielle Levy
Pistorius sentencing phase begins in South Africa

Pistorius sentencing phase begins in South Africa

PRETORIA, South Africa, Oct. 13 (UPI) --The sentencing phase of the trial of Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, convicted of culpable homicide in the 2013 death of his girlfriend, began in Pretoria Monday.
Ed Adamczyk
Oscar Pistorius' father hasn't spoken to his son since Steenkamp shooting

Oscar Pistorius' father hasn't spoken to his son since Steenkamp shooting

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sept. 25 (UPI) --Oscar Pistorius' father, Henke Pistorius, said he hasn't had a "decent" conversation with his son since Oscar shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Aileen Graef
Reeva Steenkamp's mother: Pistorius should 'pay'

Reeva Steenkamp's mother: Pistorius should 'pay'

PRETORIA, South Africa, Sept. 23 (UPI) --The mother of slain model Reeva Steenkamp said she did not expect to see her daughter's killer face real justice.
Gabrielle Levy
Oscar Pistorius guilty of 'culpable homicide'

Oscar Pistorius guilty of 'culpable homicide'

PRETORIA, South Africa, Sept. 12 (UPI) --Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, acquitted of murder in the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, was found guilty of culpable homicide on Friday.
JC Finley
Judge: Oscar Pistorius not guilty of murder

Judge: Oscar Pistorius not guilty of murder

PRETORIA, South Africa, Sept. 11 (UPI) --South African Judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa announced at the Oscar Pistorius murder trial verdict reading that the state failed to prove premeditated murder.
JC Finley
Verdict in Oscar Pistorius murder trial expected

Verdict in Oscar Pistorius murder trial expected

PRETORIA, South Africa, Sept. 10 (UPI) --South African Judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa is expected to begin reading her verdict in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on Thursday.
JC Finley
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
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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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