Oscar Pistorius's Shocking Fall from Grace in 5 Clicks

After an inspiring ascension to stardom, the Olympic athlete faces murder charges in a baffling turn of events

  • 1. OLYMPIC GLORY photo | Oscar Pistorius

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Updated: Friday Feb 15, 2013 | 10:00 AM EST By: Kiran Hefa


South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee, makes Olympic history when he becomes the first Paralympian to compete in an able-bodied track event at the 2012 Summer Games. Though he fails to medal, his performance inspires many, as does his attitude: "Being disabled doesn't have to be a disadvantage," he says.