Oscar Pistorius Biography: Wife, Net Worth, Height, Age, Wikipedia, Parents, Crime, Siblings

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius, famously known as Oscar Pistorius, was a professional sprinter known for his incredible athletic abilities and inspiring story as a double amputee.

However, his career and reputation were tarnished when he was convicted of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

This tragedy has resulted in him serving a prison sentence, ending his once-promising career in sports.


  • Full Name: Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius
  • Stage Name: Oscar Pistorius
  • Born: November 22, 1986
  • Age: 37 years old
  • Birthplace: Sandton, Johannesburg
  • Nationality: South Africa
  • Occupation: professional sprinter
  • Height: 1.75m
  • Parent: Sheila Pistorius, Henke Pistorius
  • Siblings: Aimée Pistorius, Carl Pistorius
  • Spouse: Reeva Steenkamp
  • Children: None
  • Relationship: Single
  • Net Worth: $150,000

Early Life And Education

Oscar Pistorius is a South African former sprinter born on November 22, 1986, in Sandton, Johannesburg.

He was raised by his parents, Sheila and Henke Pistorius, and grew up with two siblings, Aimée and Carl Pistorius. He attended Pretoria Boys High School and later graduated from the University of Pretoria.

Pistorius gained international fame as a Paralympic athlete, winning multiple gold medals and breaking numerous records.

However, his career and reputation were marred by the tragic death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in 2013, for which he was convicted of culpable homicide.


Oscar Pistorius, also known as the “Blade Runner,” began running in 2004 to rehabilitate a rugby injury.

Despite being a double amputee, Pistorius quickly became a dominant force in Paralympic sprinting, using specially designed carbon-fiber blades.

He won numerous Paralympic gold medals in the 100m, 200m, and 400m events at the 2004, 2008, and 2012 Paralympic Games, solidifying himself as one of the greatest Paralympic athletes ever.

Despite facing challenges and criticism from the IAAF, Pistorius remained determined to compete against non-disabled athletes in the Olympics.

He believed that his blades did not give him an unfair advantage and that he should have the same opportunities as other athletes.

After a long battle, Pistorius finally achieved his goal and competed in the 2012 London Olympics, making history as the first amputee to do so.

Despite his achievements and fame as a Paralympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius will always be remembered for the tragic events that took place in his home in 2013.

The incident shocked the world and brought attention to the issue of domestic violence. Pistorius‘ case also sparked debates about the justice system in South Africa and the treatment of disabled individuals in the legal system.

Awards and Nominations

Paralympic Games:

Athens 2004:

  • Gold medal in the 200-meter race (T44)
  • Bronze medal in the 100-meter race (T44)

Beijing 2008:

  • Gold medal in the 100-meter race (T44)
  • Gold medal in the 200-meter race (T44)
  • Gold medal in the 400-meter race (T44)

London 2012:

  • Gold medal in the 4 x 100-meter relay race (T42-T46)
  • Silver medal in the 400-meter race (T44)

IAAF World Championships:

  • 2011 Daegu: Silver medal in the 4 x 400-meter relay race. Pistorius became the first amputee athlete to win a non-disabled world track medal.

Other Awards and Nominations

  • Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability (winner in 2012, nominated in 2008)
  • Laureus World Sports Award for Breakthrough of the Year: Nominated in 2008
  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year Helen Rollason Award: Awarded in 2007 (later revoked)
  • Order of Ikhamanga in Bronze (OIB): Awarded in 2006

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @Oscarpistorius
  • Facebook handle: Oscar Pistorius
  • Twitter handle: Oscar Pistorius (@OscarPistorius)

Personal Life

Pistorius, 37, most well-known relationship was with model Reeva Steenkamp. They began dating in 2012, but tragically, in 2013, Pistorius fatally shot Steenkamp in his home.

This event led to a highly publicized and controversial trial, in which Pistorius was initially convicted of culpable homicide (similar to manslaughter) and later of murder. Pistorius does not have any known children.

Net Worth

Pistorius’s release from prison is controversial, as many believe he was not adequately punished for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Additionally, his net worth of $150,000 raises questions about privilege and access to resources in the criminal justice system.

The decision to release Pistorius has sparked debate and criticism from the public and victim’s rights groups.

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