Every once in a while, there comes a news item so shocking yet so engaging that you cannot help but be interested and follow the news item. Even if you guys argue that you do not really care for the news and are not really the newspaper type, even then we are sure that recently you have been hearing, reading and listening about the curious case of Oscar Pistorius. Today we bring to you a list of ten fact about Oscar Pistorius and all those who are yet unaware would be shocked, then awed, then proud and then shocked again as you follow his life as it unfolds in this article.
10. Who Is Oscar Pistorius
The first fact on our list of facts about Oscar Pistorius is perhaps the most important especially for those who are totally in the dark about the man under question. Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius was born on 22nd November, 1986 in South Africa. Despite being a double amputee, he is a sprint runner and actually competes really well which is something to be admired. The particular fact about this courageous man is one of the reasons he came under the eye of the media in the first place. He has taken part in various competitions for able bodied athletes and below the knee amputees and we must say, South Africa must be a proud nation. Although, we recommend you don’t place a bet just yet.
9. How He Lost His Legs : Facts About Oscar Pistorius
The next fact on our list of facts about Oscar Pistorius is regarding his double amputation, something which has ironically become a trademark for Oscar. A lot of people do not know how the guy lost his legs so let the honor be ours. We would like to mention a disclaimer here for all intents and purposes that we believe Oscar and his struggle with double amputation is nothing short of a miracle, a shining beacon of hope for many. There are many people who have lost their legs in accidents, due to disease and sometimes while fighting in the army. As for Oscar, however, he was born without a fibula in either of his legs due to which, before the child turned one, his legs had to be amputated below the knee.
8. Prosthetic Legs: Yes or No
We are going to jump the gun here and lead you straight to the fact that during a recent trial, the question has arisen that whether Oscar was wearing his prosthetic legs during the time of the shooting or not and from the trials it transpires that he was not! So here is a clarifying fact on our list of facts about Oscar Pistorius. This particular fact will be clarified as you read on.
7. The Almost-Perfect Life?
This next fact on our list of facts about Oscar Pistorius will leave most of you in shock especially if you have not been following Oscar’s trial from the start. You might think that despite his amputation issue, the man has coped really well. To add icing to the cake (well deserved) he has a 29 year old model girlfriend who is also a law school graduate and goes by the name of Reeva Steenkamp. Some would say it is an almost perfect life if it hadn’t been for the fact that Oscar shot the girl dead on Valentines Day, 2013! Yes we know, shocker!
6. The Lead Detective, accused of not one but seven attempted murders
This is the perfect case of “when life throws you curve balls” but for the prosecution side of the trial. It so transpires that Botha, the lead detective on the case, when cross-examined by the defense in court, had to admit to shoddy police work and apart from that, it was revealed that he was charged with seven attempted murders. This being then next fact on our list of facts about Oscar Pistorius and truth be told, this was quite the blow to the prosecution.