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Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius born in Johannesburg

22 Nov, 1986

Oscar Pistorius is born in Johannesburg, the second child of Henk and Sheila. His older brother is Carl and his younger sister is Aimee.

He attends Pretoria Boys High School and is active in water polo and rugby. He also plays cricket and tennis and participates in triathlons, Olympic club wrestling, and boxing. On his upbringing:

My mother said to us one morning: ‘Carl, you put on your shoes, and Oscar, you put on your prosthetic legs.’ And that was the last we heard of it. I didn’t grow up thinking I had a disability, I grew up thinking I had different shoes. I never saw a difference between disability and ability, I just played sport