Oscar Pistorius South African sprint runner is born

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Saturday, 22 November 1986

Sprinter, Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius (also known as the “Blade Runner”) was born on 22 November 1986 in Sandton, Johannesburg. He was born with fibular hemimelia, which is a congenital absence of the fibular in both legs. His legs were amputated below the knee when he was eleven months.

References:
• Biography, "Oscar Pistorius biography',From: Biograph,[online] Available at: www.biography.com,[Accessed on 4 October 2013]
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Info Please, "Oscar Pistorius"From: Info Please[online], Available at: www.infoplease.com,[Accessed on 4 October 2013]

Last updated : 22-Nov-2013

This article was produced for South African History Online on 14-Nov-2013