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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
Nancy Grace appears obsessed with the word 'porn'

Nancy Grace appears obsessed with the word 'porn'

March 27 (UPI) -- Nancy Grace couldn't contain herself on "Good Morning America" when she tried to convince Dan Abrams that Oscar Pistorius is a porn addict.
Aileen Graef
Prosecution rests in Pistorius trial

Prosecution rests in Pistorius trial

March 26 (UPI) -- The prosecution rested Tuesday in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius after 15 days of testimony.
Aileen Graef
Steenkamp text to Pistorius: 'I'm scared of you sometimes'

Steenkamp text to Pistorius: 'I'm scared of you sometimes'

March 24 (UPI) -- At Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Monday, police testified that text messages sent by his girlfriend weeks before her death showed she was afraid of him.
JC Finley
Expert says Pistorius wasn't wearing prosthetics when he shot into door

Expert says Pistorius wasn't wearing prosthetics when he shot into door

PRETORIA, South Africa, March 19 (UPI) -- South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius wasn't wearing prosthetic legs when he shot into a bathroom, killing his girlfriend, an expert testified Wednesday.
Expert: Pistorius was on stumps during Steenkamp shooting

Expert: Pistorius was on stumps during Steenkamp shooting

March 19 (UPI) -- Police ballistics expert testifies that Oscar Pistorius was probably on stumps when he shot and killed Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013.
Evan Bleier
Oscar Pistorius' lawyer questions sequence of crime scene photos

Oscar Pistorius' lawyer questions sequence of crime scene photos

PRETORIA, South Africa, March 18 (UPI) -- Attorneys for South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, on trial for killing his girlfriend, Tuesday presented photos they said showed evidence had been moved.
Firearms trainer says Pistorius knows South African gun laws

Firearms trainer says Pistorius knows South African gun laws

PRETORIA, South Africa, March 17 (UPI) -- A firearms trainer testified Monday Oscar Pistorius, the South African Olympic athlete charged with killing his girlfriend, knows the country's lethal force law.
Ex-police head testifies about miscues at Pistorius crime scene

Ex-police head testifies about miscues at Pistorius crime scene

PRETORIA, South Africa, March 14 (UPI) -- The former police officer, first to investigate the death of South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend, testified Friday how evidence was mishandled.
Bloody photos of Reeva Steenkamp shown at Pistorius' murder trial

Bloody photos of Reeva Steenkamp shown at Pistorius' murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa, March 13 (UPI) -- Photographs of Reeva Steenkamp after she was fatally shot in South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius' home were shown for the first time in court Thursday.
Was Pistorius wearing prosthetic legs when he tried to bash door?

Was Pistorius wearing prosthetic legs when he tried to bash door?

PRETORIA, South Africa, March 12 (UPI) -- South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius wasn't wearing prosthesis when he tried to bash a bathroom door, a forensics official said at Pistorius' murder trial.
Witness in Pistorius murder trial recalls restaurant shooting incident

Witness in Pistorius murder trial recalls restaurant shooting incident

PRETORIA, South Africa, March 11 (UPI) -- South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius laughed after firing his gun while driving and was angered about a police stop, a friend said at his murder trial.
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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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