Oscar Pistorious :Life Example


  • Feb 14, 2012 7:34 PM GMT

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    Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius (born 22 November 1986) is a South African sprint runner. Known as the "Blade Runner" and "the fastest man on no legs", Pistorius, who has a double amputation, is the world record holder in the 100, 200 and 400 metres (sport class T44) events and runs with the aid of Cheetah Flex-Foot carbon fibre transtibial artificial limbs by Ossur.

    In 2007, Pistorius took part in his first international competitions for able-bodied athletes. However, his artificial lower legs, while enabling him to compete, have generated claims that he has an unfair advantage over able-bodied runners. The same year, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) amended its competition rules to ban the use of "any technical device that incorporates springs, wheels or any other element that provides a user with an advantage over another athlete not using such a device". The federation claimed that the amendment was not specifically aimed at Pistorius. After monitoring his track performances and carrying out tests, scientists took the view that Pistorius enjoyed considerable advantages over athletes without prosthetic limbs. On the strength of these findings, on 14 January 2008 the IAAF ruled him ineligible for competitions conducted under its rules, including the 2008 Summer Olympics. This decision was reversed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on 16 May 2008, the Court ruling overall there was no evidence that Pistorius had any net advantage over able-bodied athletes.

    Although eligible to compete in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, Pistorius did not qualify for the South African team. Despite achieving third place and a personal best time of 46.25 seconds in the 400 metres in Lucerne, Switzerland, on 16 July 2008, this was short of the Olympic qualification time of 45.55 seconds. He was also not selected by the South African Olympic Committee for the 4 x 400 metres relay team as there were four other runners who had achieved better times. At the 2008 Summer Paralympics, he took the gold medals in the 100, 200 and 400 metres (T44) sprints.

    With his 400 m time of 45.07 on July 19, 2011, he achieved the "A" qualifying standard for the 2011 World Championships and 2012 Olympics. He participated in the 400m sprint and 4x400m relay, being eliminated in the semi-final of the 400m sprint (finishing last with a time of 46.19secs) and being part of South Africa's silver medal winning relay team, making him the first amputee to win an able-bodied world track medal, although he was not selected for the final.
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    Feb 14, 2012 10:55 PM GMT
    I once met him in woodwork class when I was still a scholar. (He attended the same school as I did). He is honestly the most humble guy I have ever met. At first glance I barely noticed his disability, not because its hidden, because he's so confident and self-assured.
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    Feb 15, 2012 12:58 AM GMT
    Oscar is an inspiration to humanity.

    And, he's fucking hot as the sun! Yum!


  • Feb 15, 2012 1:06 AM GMT
    Totally agree with you guys, have read about him inn the local newspaper and find his story trully inspirational, so i want it to share them with you guys icon_biggrin.gif
  • BarettaB80

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    Feb 14, 2013 12:46 PM GMT

    Except that he is a murderer......
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    Feb 14, 2013 12:50 PM GMT
    BarettaB80 said
    Except that he is a murderer......


    He isn't a murderer, it was an accident! icon_evil.gif
  • NCGymGuy

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    Feb 14, 2013 12:55 PM GMT
    He is currently being held by police in the shooting death of his girlfriend. Says he thought she was a burglar.
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    Feb 14, 2013 12:59 PM GMT
    NCGymGuy saidHe is currently being held by police in the shooting death of his girlfriend. Says he thought she was a burglar.


    Yeah well, she wanted to surprise him for valentines day so she went to his house around 4 in the morning and he thought she was a burglar. I mean come on, if someone sneaks into your house in the middle of the night, what are you going to do?
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    Feb 14, 2013 1:06 PM GMT
    It's actually sad though!
  • monet

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    Feb 14, 2013 1:36 PM GMT
    Doesn't sound like an acccident. Neighbors reported hearing arguing before the shots were fired and police say the victim was shot 4 times.
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    Feb 14, 2013 1:36 PM GMT
    Cut the guy some slack, he just killed his girlfreind by accident, and will have to live with that.

    I cant think of anything more horrible.
  • silverfox

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    Feb 14, 2013 1:41 PM GMT
    sc69 saidCut the guy some slack, he just killed his girlfreind by accident, and will have to live with that.

    I cant think of anything more horrible.



    The irony that this thread started one year to the day....on Valentines Day.

    I doubt this was an accident given past history of reported domestic violence. I have a feeling there will be steroid use uncovered.... his behavior erratic.
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    Feb 14, 2013 1:49 PM GMT
    Something doesn't gel about the story.... i would like to hope that it was an accident! what a terrible thing to have happen. but the other side that doesn't convince me is the fact that the estate he lived in is a highly secure compound.... and usually if someone is shot in the arm they'd fall over, particularly if they weren't expecting it and they'd make a noise.... but to then shoot another 3 times? something just doesn't make me think this was an accident. icon_sad.gif
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    Feb 14, 2013 1:57 PM GMT
    It's not often that I quote police officers, but:

    "It would be very premature and very irresponsible of me to say what actually has happened," Beukes said. "There have been allegations. We are not sure."

    Beukes also said there had been previous incidents and "allegations of a domestic nature" at the home of the Olympic star and double-amputee runner, who is one of South Africa's and the world's most famous sportsmen and made history at the London Games last year by being the first double-amputee runner to compete at the Olympics.

    "I'm not going to elaborate on it but there have been incidents [at Pistorius's home]," Beukes said.

    This according to a police rep, found on the CBC website just now....
  • Ducky49

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    Feb 14, 2013 1:58 PM GMT
    Clearly none of you have read that he has been arrested. The authorities found a woman in house killed of a gun wound! Clearly, he may not be a beacon of hope and humanity!icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif
  • thadjock

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    Feb 14, 2013 2:01 PM GMT
    wow the guy was taken into custody less than 24 hours ago and already the wild speculation begins

    we know nothing about how this happend, let him have a day in court at least, ok guys?

    regardless, it's a sad day for all involved.
  • silverfox

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    Feb 14, 2013 2:06 PM GMT
    thadjock saidwow the guy was taken into custody less than 24 hours ago and already the wild speculation begins

    we know nothing about how this happend, let him have a day in court at least, ok guys?

    regardless, it's a sad day for all involved.



    Probably the most "sad day" for the girlfriend who will not live to see another day.

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    Feb 14, 2013 2:09 PM GMT
    None of us here, not even the police, knows exactly what happened. The investigation is ongoing, and it will continue for a while, until the facts are reasonably clear. He may or may not be guilty, but we don't know that for a fact at this point. Let's not judge until we have all the facts confirmed and verified.
  • irishdutch

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    Feb 14, 2013 2:15 PM GMT
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/15/sports/oscar-pistorius-shooting-south-africa.html?_r=0

    So why cover your face, if you were innocent then you wouldn't cover your face. Then again police were called on a number of previous occasions to the house on allegations of domestic disturbance.

    What ever happened only 2 people really know, his girlfriend and oscar. I think it's a sad day for sport, and a sad day for him and his girlfriends family and friends. Terrible.

    Now get back to the gym the lot of ye!!
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    Feb 14, 2013 2:16 PM GMT
  • seafrontbloke

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    Feb 14, 2013 2:18 PM GMT
    Whether its an accident, or on purpose, either way it's horrible.

    The moral is: either don't have guns or don't creep around in a house where there are guns.
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    Feb 14, 2013 2:18 PM GMT
    well if they were the only two in the home, and there are past reports of domestic violence...well..put two and two together...he was a pretty face with a secret. i wonder how their legal system will deal with this..as from what i hear..Australia's judicial system is kind of different...little to non maximum sentences for crimes...
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    Feb 14, 2013 2:25 PM GMT
    We had O.J., now they got O.P.

    Could be a suicide that he tried to thwart, or an accident (the "unknown intruder" angle). Let's see how the legal proceedings go down there.
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    Feb 14, 2013 2:27 PM GMT
    There is a history of domestic violence here. Expect a confession soon.

    Just a moment ago, his biggest sponsor in South Africa started removing massive billboards with his face on all across the cities. That should tell you something.

    http://instagram.com/p/Vth1Xxvxqr/
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    Feb 14, 2013 2:32 PM GMT
    tereseus1 saidwell if they were the only two in the home, and there are past reports of domestic violence...well..put two and two together...he was a pretty face with a secret. i wonder how their legal system will deal with this..as from what i hear..Australia's judicial system is kind of different...little to non maximum sentences for crimes...


    I"m not sure why he'd be tried in australia

    but many countries outside the US have what we'd consider short sentences for capital crimes, but if this was a crime of passion and not premeditated, it's valid.

    The US thinks extreme sentencing acts as a deterrent and yet we still have high crime and high gun crimes.