The Downfall of Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius, a former South African racing star, could be freed this year for the murder of model Reeva Steenkamp in 2013, a case that garnered widespread media attention.

The 35-year-old double amputee was found guilty of killing the TV reality star in the early hours of Valentine’s Day and received a 13 years and five months sentence.

The Olympic athlete, known as Blade Runner because of the cutting-edge carbon-fiber prosthetics he wore during contests, initially spoke with Steenkamp’s father on June 22 as part of his parole application.

The first athlete with a disability to go off against able-bodied men was once recognized as sports’ most inspirational person.

A Unique Athlete

Oscar Pistorius

In order to compete in the Olympic Games in London 2012, Oscar Pistorius had to have both of his legs amputated. This made him famous. He is the first athlete to compete in both the Olympic and Paralympic Games, a distinction that would later be eclipsed by the horrifying death of his lover.

Fibular Hemimelia

Oscar Pistorius

Due to his fibrous hemimelia, Pistorius was born without a fibula in either of his legs. Both of his legs were amputated below the knees when he was barely eleven months old.

Success in Sport without Two Legs

Oscar Pistorius

However, despite having had his legs amputated, he continued to play a variety of sports with the aid of prosthetics. He participated in sports like water polo, tennis, and rugby, where he sustained a significant knee injury that prompted him to start running as he recovered.

His Prostheses, one of his Great Weapons

Oscar Pistorius

Prosthetics improved as he advanced in the world of athletics, until the Icelandic company ssur provided him his greatest weapon: carbon fiber transtibial prostheses.

Controversy Over the Prostheses

Many people disagreed with Pistorius’ famed prostheses and criticized them for giving him an unfair advantage over his rivals. At the 2004 Summer Paralympic Games in Athens, he set a record for the 400 meters in 46.34 seconds thanks to his prosthetics.

Fighting to Get to the Olympics

By choosing the 2008 Beijing Olympics over the Paralympics, Pistorius hoped to advance in his career. He was first denied permission to compete by the IAAF, but after appealing this ruling to the TAS (the Court of Arbitration for Sport), he was granted permission to compete.

Beijing 2008: First Failed Attempt

A legless athlete running the 400m in the Olympics may have made history in Beijing in 2008. However, Pistorius was disqualified, and his dream appeared to have been destroyed.

London 2012: A Dream come True

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