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Lesser known facts about blade runner Oscar Pistorius

Oscar only uses the blades for running​, rest of the time he uses prosthetic legs.

Lesser known facts about blade runner Oscar Pistorius

New Delhi: In a latest development, infamous South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius on Wednesday got a sentence of six years in jail for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

High Court judge Thokozile Masipa listed several mitigating factors for sentencing the blade runner to less than half the minimum 15-year term for murder, including the athlete`s claim he believed he was shooting an intruder.

Here are five lesser known about the Oscar Pistorius

Oscar only uses the blades for running​, rest of the time he uses prosthetic legs.

Times Live once claimed that Oscar has been known to awaken his girlfriends when hearing strange noises at night.

Born on 22 November 1986, Oscar's tiny legs were amputated in a tender age of 11 months.

He is the first ever amputee to take part in able bodied races.

Back in 2012, Time Magazine named him one of the most influential people in the world as he was seen as a role model by many amputees.    

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