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Athlete Oscar Pistorius, who killed his girlfriend, will be released in January 2024

Oscar Pistorius
photo: AFP

Oscar Pistorius will be released in January 2024. A court in South Africa satisfied his request for parole .

The first amputee athlete in Olympic history has been in prison since 2014, accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

On Valentine's Day 2013, Pistorius fired four shots from a nine-millimeter pistol through the bathroom door of his home in Pretoria killed Steenkamp.

Initially, Pistorius said that he committed the crime by accident, confusing the girl with the robber.

However, it later turned out that the murder was deliberate, and he received 13 years in prison.

At the same time, on March 31, 2023, Pistorius was denied parole.

During the meeting on the issue of the possible release of a para-athlete, Reeva's mother June Steenkamp read out separate room (without the presence of Pistorius).

Riva’s family lawyer Tanya Cohen told reporters about the contents of the statement: “He killed daughter. According to their opinion, he dol wives to sit for life.”

Pistorius was born in Johannesburg in 1986.

When the future athlete was 11 months old, his feet were removed because from birth he did not have fibula bones in both legs. Nevertheless, he studied at a regular school and, moreover, was actively involved in sports such as running, rugby, tennis, water polo and wrestling.

Later, after a knee injury, he focused only on athletics and began to progress quickly.

In 2008, Pistorius was named Sportsman of the Year by the University of Pretoria Sports Federation.

At the Paralympic Games in Athens in 2004, Pistorius received a bronze medal in the 100 meters and a gold medal in the 200 meters.

But Pistorius became truly famous when he began competing with ordinary runners.

He entered two tournaments at once - the Golden League stage in Rome and the Grand Prix in Sheffield. Pistorius also finished second in the race in the capital of Italy, and in England he came last to the finish of the main race.

On August 4, 2012, at the Olympics, Oscar Pistorius took second place in the preliminary 400-meter race (45.44) and reached the semi-finals, which took place on August 5, 2012.

Pistorius finished last in the second semi-final.



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