Oscar Pistorius Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the life of Oscar Pistorius, double-amputee and former Olympic sprinter convicted in the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Father: Henke Pistorius, a businessman Mother: Sheila Pistorius Education: Attended the University of Pretoria What sentence might Oscar Pistorius get? Remembering the ‘Blade Runner’s’ career Other Facts:Born without fibulas in either leg, doctors amputated both legs below the knee at 11 months of age. Grew up in Pretoria, South Africa. Nicknamed “Blade Runner” and “the fastest man on no legs” because of the carbon-fiber prosthetic blades he wears to run track. Winner of six gold, one silver and one bronze Paralympic medals. First double-amputee athlete to compete against able-bodied runners in the Olympics. Timeline:1987-1988 – Both …