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22/11/1986 South African former sprint runner Oscar Pistorius is born

Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius is a South African former sprint runner who was convicted of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. Both of Pistorius' feet had been amputated when he was 11 months old due to a congenital defect. Pistorius ran in both non-disabled sprint events and in sprint events for below-knee amputees.


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